Dhravi Slum, Mumbai, India; Courtesy of Flickr User ToGa Wanderings; Licensed via Creative Commons

Slum Rehabilitation Promise to Mumbai's 20 Million

Dhravi Slum, Mumbai, India; Courtesy of Flickr User ToGa Wanderings; Licensed via Creative Commons

Close up of Brazilian hillside Favelas, which are a common sight throughout Brazil's major cities, are home to millions of urban poor and rural migrants who leave the countryside seeking jobs. Many of the slums are plagued by violence linked to drug trafficking.

Close up of Brazilian hillside Favelas, which are a common sight throughout Brazil's major cities, are home to millions of urban poor and rural migrants who leave the countryside seeking jobs. Many of the slums are plagued by violence linked to drug trafficking.

Dilapidated: When the White Building was first built in Cambodia's Phnom Peng slum, it was hailed as the pinnacle of modern living - but today is little more than a crumbling ruin, where people fear the next crack could be the one which brings it all crashing to the ground

'White Building' is now slum city in Phnom Penh

Dilapidated: When the White Building was first built in Cambodia's Phnom Peng slum, it was hailed as the pinnacle of modern living - but today is little more than a crumbling ruin, where people fear the next crack could be the one which brings it all crashing to the ground

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The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

Dharavi Slums - the largest slums in Asia, with more than one million people, in a city where the 99% are dirt poor! 1 out of every 1400 toilets works properly!

Dharavi Slums - the largest slums in Asia, with more than one million people, in a city where the 99% are dirt poor! 1 out of every 1400 toilets works properly!

Kibera slums in Nairobi, one of the most eye opening places I have ever been. The over powering smell has never left me.

Kibera slums in Nairobi, one of the most eye opening places I have ever been. The over powering smell has never left me.

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