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‘I am so afraid’: India’s poor face world’s largest lockdown
Features/Interviews

‘I am so afraid’: India’s poor face world’s largest lockdown

The street peddler watched the prime minister’s speech on a battered TV, with her family of five crowded around her…
Egyptian initiative builds better houses for the poor in an eco-friendly way
Features/Interviews

Egyptian initiative builds better houses for the poor in an eco-friendly way

When Radwa Rostom was just a civil engineering student at Cairo’s Ain Shams University, she participated in various charitable activities…
Daily hell for squatters in Caracas’s poorest areas
World

Daily hell for squatters in Caracas’s poorest areas

Erick Hurtado wants to escape the abandoned Caracas building that has been his home for eight years, but despite his…
Cairo to be free of slums by end of 2019: Governor
Society

Cairo to be free of slums by end of 2019: Governor

Cairo Governor Khaled Abdel-Aal announced Friday that the governorate has devised a plan to focus on development for dangerous and…
Tahya Misr Fund provides housing for 250,000 citizens
Society

Tahya Misr Fund provides housing for 250,000 citizens

  The Tahya Misr Fund announced on Tuesday that it would continue to provide urban and social development activities for…
Cairo ‘cargotecture’ company transforms shipping containers into homes
Environment

Cairo ‘cargotecture’ company transforms shipping containers into homes

An Egyptian design duo has begun re-purposing old steel shipping containers, transforming them into living spaces, shops and restaurants in…
Young researchers present report on slums, call for new policies
Egypt

Young researchers present report on slums, call for new policies

A research study has revealed that Egypt has slums in at least 79 areas, with 12 areas in need of…
Sisi pledges to eliminate slums within two years, inaugurates housing project
Egypt

Sisi pledges to eliminate slums within two years, inaugurates housing project

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has officially opened two new areas of purpose-built housing in the Moqattam area of Cairo that…
Rio de Janeiro police search slums for suspects in gang-rape case
World

Rio de Janeiro police search slums for suspects in gang-rape case

Rio de Janeiro police swarmed two slums on Sunday searching for suspects in the alleged gang rape of a 16-year-old…
Sisi calls on minister to conclude slum development projects in two years
Egypt

Sisi calls on minister to conclude slum development projects in two years

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has called on Housing Minister Moustafa Madbouli to concluded within the next two years current projects…
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