About one billion people live in slums and the highest concentration of them can be found in Asia. As part of our Urban Planet series we travelled to the Philippines where about 20 million people live in slums. One tenth of slum dwellers live in the capital Manila, in neighbourhoods like this one in the Tondo District.
Where is the biggest slum in the Philippines?
Tondo is Manila’s largest slum.
How many slums are there in Manila?
Slums are now scattered over 526 communities in all cities and municipalities of Metro Manila, housing 2.5 million people on vacant private or public lands, usually along rivers, near garbage dumps, along railroad tracks, under bridges and beside industrial establishments.