Homeless in Dhaka: Violence, Sexual Harassment, and Drug-Abuse
Koehlmoos, Tracey Pérez, Uddin, Md Jasim, Ashraf, Ali, Rashid, Mashida, Journal of Health Population and Nutrition
Bangladesh has experienced one of the highest urban population growth rates (around 7% per year) over the past three decades. Dhaka, the capital city, attracts approximately 320,000 migrants from rural areas every year. The city is unable to provide shelter, food, education, healthcare, and employment for its rapidly- expanding population. An estimated 3.4 million people live in the overcrowded slums of Dhaka, and many more live in public spaces lacking the most basic shelter. While a small but growing body of research describes the lives of people who live in urban informal settlements or slums, very little research describes the population with no housing at all. …
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Publication information: Article title: Homeless in Dhaka: Violence, Sexual Harassment, and Drug-Abuse. Contributors: Koehlmoos, Tracey Pérez - Author, Uddin, Md Jasim - Author, Ashraf, Ali - Author, Rashid, Mashida - Author. Journal title: Journal of Health Population and Nutrition. Volume: 27. Issue: 4 Publication date: August 2009. Page number: 452+. © 2009 International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research Bangladesh. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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