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Synonyms for slum

hovel

Synonyms for slum

a district of a city marked by poverty and inferior living conditions

spend time at a lower socio-economic level than one's own, motivated by curiosity or desire for adventure

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This brought with it a lot of hardships, but also surprising insights in the resilience of the slum dwellers who although living in extreme poverty manage to cope with external threats--of which the recurring floods and the ever looming danger of clearance of the slum area by the government were the most critical.
"Slumdog Millionaire", which won eight Academy Awards, has been criticized for romanticizing poverty and life in Mumbai's teeming slums, and sparked some criticism of the producers that they had exploited the slum dwellers.
As demand for luxury homes and tourist facilities falls in the wake of the global financial crisis, Morocco's property firms are making the most of a state-backed scheme to rehouse 4 million slum dwellers in new flats.
ONE Irishman's work in transforming the lives of slum dwellers will be broadcast as a Christmas special on TG4 this week.
I am very proud to be a slum dweller. I don't see my work as a job; it is my life.
The slum dwellers did not like his initiative as they think it would be economically harmful to them.
'I am happy that India has sent a rocket to Mars,' said the slum dweller, as his malnourished wife came out and tried to scrape the last grain of rice from an already empty vessel.
Aam Aadmi Party spokesperson Dilip Pandey termed the BJP's support for the slum dwellers and residents of unauthorised colonies in Delhi " hypocrisy" and " fake".
Slum dwellers from across Africa gathered at the same conference center - but excluded from the ministerial meeting itself - in the hope of adding pressure on ministers by describing the daily challenges they face.
31 ( ANI ): A slum dweller family has imbibed the 'Atithi Devo Bhava' in full spirit as it proposed an idea of slum homestay in Mumbai.
Manila: A group organised to protect the rights of informal settlers in Metro Manila criticised a government agency which announced its plan to train garbage collectors for employment, adding the training is meant to cut down earnings made by slum dwellers engaged in recovery and sale of recycled and biodegradable trash.
The poor and slum dweller in Delhi form a heavy chunk of its vote bank.
Without giving any notice, the administration started demolishing the houses," said Sahnaz Begum, a slum dweller.
Sunitra Devi, a slum dweller, said that they merely wanted that the government to take steps to rehabilitate them.
'We need to draw short-term and long-term plans for the upgrade of slums,' said U Phyo Min Thein, the Yangon Region Chief Minister, at a recently concluded workshop on Slums and Informal Settlements in Yangon Region, and he promised to find ways to provide job opportunities, income, education, and healthcare to slum dwellers.