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Health and environment (Category: colour)

Group of children living under a bridge, Philippines

Slum dwellers

Special mention
Photographer: Dennis Rito - Manila, Philippines

The poor and the marginalized often bear the brunt of environmental degradation. This photo shows children whose families live under a bridge in small makeshift dwellings. It illustrates the unsanitary and high-risk conditions in which people have to live in urban slums.

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