Coronavirus cases in Mumbai’s densely populated Dharavi slum have risen to 43.
Kenya’s largest slum was woken by the sounds of bulldozers that demolished shanties.
Though TB can strike anyone, it disproportionately afflicts marginalised and vulnerable populations in places like refugee camps, slums, and prisons. That fact goes a long way towards explaining why 10.4 million people contracted the disease in 2016, write Joanne Liu and Paul Farmer.
The authorities have struggled to convince most slum dwellers to relocate.
In Phrom Samrit, a squatter settlement along a major canal in Bangkok, most of the 300 households live cheek by jowl and have become used to floods after living next to water all their lives.