“One estimate is that over half of the Cities 22 million inhabitants live in slums or squatter cities.”
“In the mid 30s the immigrants lived in slums that had value due to the location of the properties and there was no housing glut.”
“I became a tramp, begging my way from door to door, wandering over the United States and sweating bloody sweats in slums and prisons.”
“There is a VERY strong and very poorly understood relationship between wealth and health, probably because wealth is a proxy for other things that have a direct affect on health (not living in slums, for instance), not all of which we actually know.”
“For all that idiots like Brian Eno laud the ‘self-organising’ power of the informal market in slums, infrastructure and social justice remain crucial necessities.”
“Under this scheme, girls living in slums are given free textbooks and a school bag.”
“Getting large numbers of non-Asian third worlders who get put on government programs in the slums is not going to ameliorate the welfare issues of Europe.”
“While rotting in slums or a jail cell you say to yourself: yes, this kinda sucks, but at least the Supreme Court defines me as fully human!”
“I visit Cambodia frequently for an anti-trafficking NGO and my children's extended family, so I end up spending a lot of time sitting in slums with kids, talking to adults.”
“There are limited ways you can wash your hands and keep your hands washed with water in slums like we have here," said Michel Thieren, an official with the Pan-American Health Organization in Haiti.”
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