Audio podcast: Slums, the forgotten battlegrounds of COVID-19

Ashraf Engineer

March 17, 2021

How COVID-19 affected slum-dwellers didn’t receive the attention it deserved. Loss of livelihood and congested conditions made them vulnerable on multiple levels. No wonder it was estimated in mid-2020 that 57% of slum-dwellers could be positive for coronavirus antibodies. Salma Memon, founder of the UMEED Foundation, who works extensively in the slums of Mumbai’s Malad suburb details the heartbreak of slum life during the lockdown.

Cover picture: UMEED