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Child Labor????? (Collecting bricks for their shanty)

There's no unemployment in squatter cities. Everyone works. One-sixth of humanity is there. It's soon going to be more than that. ~~~Stewart Brand




A Shanty towns (also called a squatter settlement) is a slum settlement (sometimes illegal or unauthorized) of impoverished people who live in improvised dwellings made from scrap materials: often plywood, corrugated metal and sheets of plastic. Shanty towns, which are usually built on the periphery of cities, often do not have proper sanitation, electricity or telephone services.


Shanty towns are mostly found in developing nations, or partially developed nations with an unequal distribution of wealth. In extreme cases, shanty towns have populations approaching that of a city. As of 2005[update], one billion people, one-sixth of the world's population, live in shanty towns.~~~~~Wikipedia

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Taken on June 11, 2010