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An Indian woman holding a baby on her lap sits amid charred debris after a fire at a slum in Ghaziabad, outskirts of New Delhi, India, Monday, April 28, 2014. A massive fire broke out at a scrap yard and spread to the adjacent slum area leaving hundreds of impoverished residents homeless and injuring two. Shantytowns in India are mostly built illegally without any safety standards.

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A woman cradles a baby in her lap as she sits amid charred debris after a fire at a slum in Ghaziabad, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India

Woman cries after she losing all of her belongings in a fire at a slum at Mirpur in Dhaka...A woman cries after she losing all of her belongings in a fire at a slum at Mirpur in Dhaka February 11, 2014. According to local media, at least 200 shanties and 20 shops were destroyed in the fire on Tuesday, which was caused by an electric short circuit at a slum in the Mirpur area of Dhaka. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj

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A woman cries after losing all of her belongings in a fire at a slum at Mirpur in Dhaka, Bangladesh. According to local media, at least 200 shanties and 20 shops were destroyed in the fire on Tuesday, which was caused by an electric short circuit.

A Pakistani girl comforts her brother near her family's makeshift tent in a slum in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. Slums, which are built on illegal lands, have neither running water or sewage disposal.

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A girl holds her brother near her family’s makeshift tent in a slum in Islamabad, Pakistan

A teenager living in a squatters area jumps from the railing of a bridge into murky waters off Manila Bay during summer in Tondo...A teenager living in a squatters area jumps from the railing of a bridge into murky waters off Manila Bay during summer in Tondo, Manila April 30, 2013.

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A teenager living in a squatter area jumps from the railing of a bridge into murky waters off Manila Bay during summer in Tondo, Manila.

A Yemeni boy stands in the middle of garbage at a slum area on the outskirts of Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, April 22, 2013. Hundreds of countries globally, mark International Earth Day on April 22, to help raise ecological awareness and support environmental protection.

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A Yemeni boy stands amid the rubbish in a slum area on the outskirts of Sana’a, Yemen. Hundreds of countries globally, mark International Earth Day on April 22, to help raise ecological awareness and support environmental protection.