The Slum

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

Published On 15 Sep 2014

Fourteen-year-old Reshmi is boxing her way out of the red light district where she was raised.

Published On 10 Sep 2014

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

Published On 10 Sep 2014

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

Published On 10 Sep 2014

The baale of Makoko is challenging negative stereotypes of Lagos’ economically productive overwater settlement.

Published On 10 Sep 2014