Cordaid – Tackling Criminality and Lacking Security

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Criminality is high in the Cape Town suburb and urban slum of Philippi. It’s also very unsafe and there’s little security about the future. So what’s needed there? Affordable housing, safe public transport to the center where education and care are available, job training, employment, shops and good facilities.

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Featured Conversation: Slums and Service Delivery for the Urban Poor 03, 2013

Informal settlements or slums are home to an increasing number of the urban poor. The lack of basic services, from sanitation and waste removal to water and electricity, has resulted in untenable conditions. Moderator Judy Baker and three urban poverty experts share innovations in infrastructure, services, public-private partnerships, and programs that also give slum dwellers a voice in planning decisions. Join the conversation in the comments below!

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