Shanty Towns <ul><li>Shanty Towns, which are usually built on the periphery of cities, often do not have proper sanitation, electricity, or telephone services. </li></ul><ul><li>The houses are often made of corrugated metals and plywood and they are often found on the countryside. </li></ul>
Where are the Shanty Towns in the world? <ul><li>Shanty towns are mostly found in less-developed countries and the developing countries.’ </li></ul><ul><li>The largest shanty town in Asia can be found in Orangi Township in Karachi, Pakistan. </li></ul><ul><li>Another large shanty town is Dharayi in Mumbai, India which houses over 1 million people. </li></ul><ul><li>The largest in Africa is Kibera in Nairobi, Kenya. </li></ul>
What are they known as in different parts of the world? <ul><li>It is also known as slums and squatter settlements. </li></ul><ul><li>A slum as ,defined by the United Nations, is a run-down area of a city characterized by substandard housing and squalor and lacking in tenure security. Slums are found in United States of America and Mumbai, India. Up to 55% of the population of Mumbai stayed in slums. </li></ul><ul><li>A squatter settlement therefore, can be defined as a residential area for stateless people and the services are often inadequate. Squatter Settlements can be found in South Africa. </li></ul>
How it hinders the development in the country? <ul><li>Conflict in the country may hinder their development. Shanty towns are inevitably having high rates of crime, suicide, drug use, and disease. </li></ul><ul><li>People in this place are not so educated so they cannot contribute enough for the development of the country. </li></ul>
What can be done to improve their living conditions? <ul><li>Proper Sanitation to be given to most of the citizens. </li></ul><ul><li>Building of proper schools to improve the literacy rate. This way, there would be a higher paying job as an option for the citizens living in Shanty Towns. </li></ul>
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