The Slum

About the show

The UN predicts that by 2050, one in three people will live in a slum. But what determines where you live and how does your environment shape your health, hopes and prospects? In a special season of coverage, Al Jazeera explores our relationships with the places we call home. The six-part documentary series The Slum introduces the residents of Tondo – the most densely populated and least developed part of Manila – as they strive for success against the odds.


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As a birth attendant advocating for family planning, Remy is on the frontline of Tondo’s battle with overcrowding.

Find local broadcast times for Al Jazeera’s series about Tondo, a settlement in Manila.

Time has stood still for the residents of the Mae La refugee camp decades after they fled their homes in Myanmar.

They dream of a permanent home in Europe but many migrants end up stranded in informal refugee settlements.