Effects on people living in Shanty Towns

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What is life like in Squatter Settlements?

  • Life in a squatter settlement can be hard and dangerous.
  • People don't have access to basic services:
    • Clean running water
    • Proper sewers
    • No electricity
  • Squatter settlements lack:
    • Policing
    • Medical services
    • Firefighting
  • Life expectancy is often lower.
  • Jobs aren't taxed or monitored by the government.
  • People are working long, hard hours for little pay
  • THEY HAVE A STRONG COMMUNITY SPIRIT!
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