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This paper explains that shanty towns are most common in the third world and developing countries but are not limited to poorer countries. The author points out that shanty towns are characterized as being made up of one shack after another and built with metal sheets and various materials found at the local dump. The paper relates that governments around the world need to step in and help improve the global standard of living.
From the Paper:"As the global village reflects on the aftermath of the tsunami tragedy, reduced poverty levels and aid for reducing national debt are the top priorities of the international community. The United Nations' Millennium Goals are reflective of this perception as the world population becomes educated on the reality and extent of poverty rates and low standard of living. To my knowledge, there are no communities in Canada that resemble anything like what we in terms of human conditions in under developed countries."
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Shanty Towns (2005, December 01) Retrieved October 17, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/essay/shanty-towns-83970/
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