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Cautious hopes for slum dwellers relocated in Egypt housing project

Cautious hopes for slum dwellers relocated in Egypt housing project

MENNA A FAROUK  IN a compound in southeastern Cairo, Elham Fouad walks through a clean, organised street full of colourful buildings with her husband and young daughter. The scene in the Mokattam suburb is a far cry from el-Deweika, a sprawling slum in the Egyptian capital, where she used to live in a dilapidated house with her family. "We were always at risk of landslides and we barely had access to many of the basic services like water and electricity," 32-year-old Fouad told the Thomson Reuters Foundation from a small grocery store. "Now, it is a whole different life. We…
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