Dhravi Slum, Mumbai, India; Courtesy of Flickr User ToGa Wanderings; Licensed via Creative Commons

Slum Rehabilitation Promise to Mumbai's 20 Million

Dhravi Slum, Mumbai, India; Courtesy of Flickr User ToGa Wanderings; Licensed via Creative Commons

Close up of Brazilian hillside Favelas, which are a common sight throughout Brazil's major cities, are home to millions of urban poor and rural migrants who leave the countryside seeking jobs. Many of the slums are plagued by violence linked to drug trafficking.

Close up of Brazilian hillside Favelas, which are a common sight throughout Brazil's major cities, are home to millions of urban poor and rural migrants who leave the countryside seeking jobs. Many of the slums are plagued by violence linked to drug trafficking.

inspiration: cardboard favela (Brazilian slum dwellings) now this is pretty cool and I may use this idea as inspiration for a canal I want to build later on :)

inspiration: cardboard favela (Brazilian slum dwellings) now this is pretty cool and I may use this idea as inspiration for a canal I want to build later on :)

East End Slum 1949. Scary to think that my Grandpa who grew up in London would have been the same age I am now when this photograph was taken...

East End Slum 1949. Scary to think that my Grandpa who grew up in London would have been the same age I am now when this photograph was taken...

We must show that we have not forgotten those in Syria. #WithSyria http://chn.ge/1dpvr0l

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

View from kitchen window of Maryhill tenements.1970. **Horrible place but look at the beautiful white washing!

View from kitchen window of Maryhill tenements.1970. **Horrible place but look at the beautiful white washing!

Dilapidated: When the White Building was first built in Cambodia's Phnom Peng slum, it was hailed as the pinnacle of modern living - but today is little more than a crumbling ruin, where people fear the next crack could be the one which brings it all crashing to the ground

'White Building' is now slum city in Phnom Penh

Dilapidated: When the White Building was first built in Cambodia's Phnom Peng slum, it was hailed as the pinnacle of modern living - but today is little more than a crumbling ruin, where people fear the next crack could be the one which brings it all crashing to the ground

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