Why COVID-19 poses a particular threat in the world's slums

With deadly viruses flourishing partly thanks to urban sprawl, sanitation and public services have never been more of a key issue. Image: Reuters/Thomas Mukoya

Antônio Sampaio

Research Associate for Security and Development, International Institute for Strategic Studies


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Children in the Mathare slum, Nairobi, pose in front of graffiti raising awareness of COVID-19, 19 April 2020. Image: Reuters/Thomas Mukoya

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