The uncounted live at the margins, all but invisible to mainstream society
In New Delhi, it is estimated that “60 percent of the city’s inhabitants live in homes that are unregistered – in slums, in unauthorized developments or in unplanned and unsafe buildings... Because these areas do not officially exist, they have no safe water supply, no legal electricity system and no proper sewers... no good roads were ever built for them."
Jailson de Souza e Silva
According to UNICEF, 66 percent of children in Sub-Saharan Africa are not registered at birth. As a result, they are often the “first to be denied inheritance when orphaned by AIDS” and “more vulnerable to hazardous working conditions, to forced recruitment in armed conflicts and to trafficking.”
Carol Bellamy and John Greensmith