The World in Images


Santiago | Suburbs of Praia with Ribeira de Safende


Settlement of economically challenged residents in the suburbs of Praia. These slopes were occupied mostly by people migrating to the city from rural areas after 2004 (only few buildings are visible on satellite images taken at that time). Since then, the area gradually evolved into the state shown in this picture, and many of the houses are exposed and vulnerable to hazardous processes such as floods or landslides.

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on Tuesday 6 September 2022 by Martin Mergili
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