Alia Dharssi

Alia is a Global Journalism Fellow at the Munk School of International Affairs at the University of Toronto. She writes about a range of issues related to international development and human rights, but is particularly interested in the development challenges posed by the rapid growth of informal settlements in developing countries. She holds an M.Phil. in Development Studies from the University of Oxford, where her dissertation focused on a slumdweller's movement for housing rights in Mumbai, India, and a B.A. in History Honours and Economics ...

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A boy from the Rohingya community stands outside a shack in a camp in Delhi, India August 17, 2017.
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