Kenya - Life in Nairobi's slums
Crammed into makeshift shacks, two million women, men and children live in slums and informal settlements in the Kenyan capital Nairobi. They survive with little or no access to running water,...

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The Millennium Development Goals came onto the world stage 10 years ago, promising some of the world’s most...
More than 1 billion people across all continents live in slums.
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All over the world, people in poverty are demanding dignity. They want an end to the injustice and exclusion that keep them trapped in deprivation. Amnesty International is campaigning on four main areas where poverty and human rights intersect: Maternal Mortality, Slums, Corporate Accountability and Making Rights Law. Those in poverty want to have control over the decisions that affect their lives. They want their voices to count. Join them now. Register on amnesty.org