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Urbanisation creating slums in Ulan Bator
Nomads in Mongolia struggle to adapt to city life in country's capital amid poor sanitation.
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2011 10:02

As the least densely populated country in the world, space has never been a problem for Mongolia.

But with more people abandoning their nomadic ways in favour of city life, the problems of urbanisation are starting to surface.

Al Jazeera's Melissa Chan reports from the capital Ulan Bator, where shanty towns now make up half of the entire city.

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