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“Informal Settlement” Status Discriminates Against Residents in Africa’s Largest Slum

by Liz McGinn –UK– Every year the BBC runs a huge televised fundraising event called Comic Relief. Its aim is to raise as much money as […]

Feature Articles, HIV/AIDS, Housing, Kenya, Poverty, The World

Floods, Drought, and Displacement Hit Pakistan’s Women Hardest

by Sarah Irving –UK– The monsoon floods in Pakistan have killed thousands and affected an estimated twenty million people across several provinces. According to development organizations […]

Feature Articles, Housing, Natural Disasters, NGO's, Pakistan, The World, Violence Against Women

Vanishing City: Post-Katrina Redevelopment Excludes “poor and working-class”

by Michelle Chen – USA – Feb. 5th – Today marks Fat Tuesday in New Orleans and the most celebrated day of Mardi Gras festivities. As […]

Business & Economy, Feature Articles, Housing, Natural Disasters, New Orleans, Politics & Democracy, Poverty, United States

From Homeless Advocates to Nearly Homeless: How LA County Mental Health may be contributing to the homeless population it struggles to serve

by Sarah McGowan Features & Photo Editor, The WIP – USA – Denise and Esteban, both in their early 50’s, moved into my apartment building eight […]

Feature Articles, Housing, Los Angeles, Mental Health, The WIP Editorial, The World

Poor City Planning Worries Youths in Lusaka

by Susan Mwape Zambia Since last month, the Lusaka City Council (LCC) has been demolishing illegal settlements in the City of Lusaka. The City Council has […]

Africa, Feature Articles, Housing, Politics & Democracy, Zambia

Lusaka House Demolitions Spell Doom for Poor Families

by Glory Mushinge – Zambia – In a developing country like Zambia, one million and five hundred Zambian Kwachas, or roughly three hundred and fifty dollars, […]

Business & Economy, Family, Feature Articles, Housing, Poverty