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Health workers, slum dwellers face housing bias as lockdowns lift

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Bangkok, ThailandThomson Reuters Foundation The easing of coronavirus lockdowns in cities around the world could lead to a rise in evictions of slum dwellers, housing experts warned on Wednesday, with healthcare workers and migrants also facing difficulties finding homes. More than six million people have been reported infected with the coronavirus globally, according to a […]

Forced evictions leave 5,000 Kenyan slum dwellers at risk of coronavirus

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Nairobi, KenyaThomson Reuters Foundation Thousands of Kenyans in Nairobi are at risk of contracting the new coronavirus after authorities demolished their houses in the midst of the pandemic, human rights activists said on Wednesday. Authorities ordered bulldozers into the Kariobangi informal settlement in north-east Nairobi on Monday, demolishing some 600 homes and forcefully evicting at […]

India slum dwellers win property rights, thousands left out

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New Delhi, IndiaThomson Reuters Foundation India said on Thursday it had ushered in “a wave of change” for millions of slum dwellers – offering them the prize of home ownership – but it barred thousands more whose slums sit near temples, beauty spots and rich neighbourhoods. It is landmark move for more than four million […]