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How to use the word slums in a Sentence?

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Most of the people that live in the slums live hand to mouth and in a day, they get paid maybe $ 3 David Avido dollars, they aren't able to buy hand sanitizer or a mask while at the same time trying to buy food for their family.

David Avido

Found on CNN
1 year ago

Health

Social distancing in a country like India is going to be very, very challenging, we might be able to pull it off in urban areas, but in slums and areas of urban sprawl, I just don't see how it can be done.

Bellur Prabhakar

Found on CNN
1 year ago

World

Popular areas will survive, but it would not be surprising if areas that are not so popular will have a lot of vacant houses and turn into slums.

Yutaka Okada

Found on Reuters
3 years ago

World

The same thing is happening in the barracks as is happening in the slums: people are going hungry; they are suffering an overwhelming crisis.

Henri Falcon

Found on Reuters
3 years ago

Top News

If we see a town of that size infected with Ebola, then we are going to have a major urban outbreak, which is going to be a real challenge, once Ebola gets into urban areas, especially poor urban slums, it's extremely difficult to get rid of the disease.

Response Peter Salama

Found on Reuters
3 years ago

Health

It's frugal innovation at its best, with the right resources and mentoring, they can do so much more. And these can be applied in slums, in cities everywhere.

Nawneet Ranjan

Found on Reuters
5 years ago

Technology

In both Norway and Sweden, whose economies are literally dwarfed by the size of our affluence and the extent of our technology, they have no unemployment and no slums, there, men, women and children have long enjoyed free medical care and quality education. This contrast to the limited, halting steps taken by our rich nation deeply troubled me.

Democratic Socialist

Found on CNN
5 years ago

Top News

(We are) upgrading slums and unsafe areas. We are talking here about 248 areas ... 150,000 families.

Housing Minister Mustafa Madbouly

Found on Reuters
5 years ago

World

Pope Francis is the ultimate Washington outsider. His priorities are not Washington's priorities, we think we are the center of the world. We are not the center of Pope Francis' world. He is frankly more comfortable in the slums of Argentina than in the corridors of power.

John Carr

Found on CNN
6 years ago

Top News

Three years ago, Popy and her family migrated from an island in the Bay of Bengal to the slums.

Md Shahnewaz Khan

Found on CNN
6 years ago

Top News

Mama Maggie thought of the Farah School because of the problems of education in Egypt. And she chose this neighborhood specifically because it's one of the most densely populated areas and one of the oldest slums.

Ines Fawzy Malak

Found on FOX News
6 years ago

World

Mumbai never ceases to amaze me, even after more than three decades since I left that city of dichotomies. The paradoxes are perplexing as much as disturbing, e.g. extreme riches juxtaposed with excruciating poverty; indifferent and hard-hearted people co-existing with amazingly generous and exceptionally kind role models; iconic malls, flyovers, skyscrapers and sea-links right next to disgustingly scattered slums; brilliant scientists and awesome artists living peacefully with blind faith and superstitions in daily lives etc are just a few paradoxes that come to mind. And yes, it’s only a tip of the iceberg. The city of dichotomies often leaves the visitor with a million questions that are so hard to answer.

Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate

added by anonymous
7 years ago

The poor and the affluent are not communicating because they do not have the same words. When we talk of the millions who are culturally deprived, we refer not to those who do not have access to good libraries and bookstores, or to museums and centers for the performing arts, but those deprived of the words with which everything else is built, the words that opens doors. Children without words are licked before they start. The legion of the young wordless in urban and rural slums, eight to ten years old, do not know the meaning of hundreds of words which most middle-class people assume to be familiar to much younger children. Most of them have never seen their parents read a book or a magazine, or heard words used in other than rudimentary ways related to physical needs and functions. Thus is cultural fallout caused, the vicious circle of ignorance and poverty reinforced and perpetuated. Children deprived of words become school dropouts; dropouts deprived of hope behave delinquently. Amateur censors blame delinquency on reading immoral books and magazines, when in fact, the inability to read anything is the basic trouble.

Peter S. Jennison

added by anonymous
10 years ago

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