Absolute hell: the toxic outpost where Mumbai’s poorest are ‘sent to die’

More than 30,000 slum residents have been forced to the critically polluted area of Mahul as the city clears land around a water pipeline and plans a bike lane to stop residents moving back Away from the hustle and bustle of Mumbai, a sense of intense gloom pervades Mahul. The former fishing village to the […]

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‘It’s a catastrophe’: low-income workers get priced out of California beach city

Rapidly rising rents, exacerbated by the tech boom and short-term rentals, have induced it impossible for many working-class Americans to remain in Santa Cruz At first, Jamie Kahn tried dismissing the repeated knocks on her front door. It was September 2015, and the 52 -year-old Santa Cruz woman had recently faced an unexpected 40% rent […]

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Homeless in Alaska: life and death on the freezing streets

Alaska has some of the highest per capita rates of homelessness and alcoholism in America and as the temperature falls, the number of homeless deaths rises As soon as she glimpsed at the body on the icy street, Marie Nickolai knew it was Jackie Amaktoolik. Hed been drinking outside. People said he had collapsed. She […]

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