Weʼre raising £5,000 to The 'WHITE squatter camps' of South Africa: Shanty towns built after the fall of Apartheid are now home to hundreds of families.
- Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
- Children and youth
- Time left
- 18 days to go
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You can see what the conditions are like. Would you live in these conditions?
Shanty huts sit next to clapped-out cars, as children sprint along the dusty wasteland under the scorching sun. Beyond the flimsy shacks lie ditches and pools of filthy, stagnant water where mosquitoes breed.
These are the daily conditions endured by families in South Africa's 'white squatter camps' where there is little food, running water and no electricity.
More than 400,000 white South Africans are thought to live in poverty. The country's population is about 50 million. Those living in squalid conditions are forced to survive on around £28.99 a month.
The squatter camp in Munsieville, near Johannesburg, is one of 80 across South Africa. It is built on the site of an old dumping ground and is home to around 300 people, of which a quarter are children.
There is no electricity, no running water apart from a couple of standpipes, no secure structures and little food. Houses are typically built with bare earth floors, but frequent floods wash away the topsoil and leave decades-old waste exposed. Hospitals refuse residents care and those living at the camp are regularly rebuffed by potential employers at job interviews.
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