Africa is a huge continent with a population of more than 1.1 billion. The continent’s population is set to double by 2050. More than 60 percent of urbanized Africans live in slums. They do not have adequate access to safe water, sanitation and other infrastructure. Their houses are of poor quality and are not secure. Kenya has one of the biggest slums in the world.
Here are the 20 worst slums in Africa.
20) Ezbet el-Haggana (Egypt)
Located in Cairo, the capital of Egypt, Ezbet el-Haggana has a population of more than one million.
19) Alexandra, Gauteng (South Africa)
Popularly known as Alex, Alexandra is a township. It is part of the city of Johannesburg. Alex is one of the poorest urban areas in South Africa. It has more than 20,000 informal dwellings or shacks.
18) Nima Slum (Ghana)
Nima is a residential town in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. It is the largest slum in Accra. People living in this slum find it really hard to get clean drinking water. Many people in Nima live with poor sanitation facilities.