On Sept. 6, some limestone cliffs in Cairo collapsed, killing up to 2,500 residents of Dweiqa shantytown at the foot of the cliffs. Almost two months on, the shantytown’s residents say their plight is being ignored: There has been little effective health care and no chance of resettlement to safer residential areas. Residents of al-Qama’in Street, a main road at the foot of the collapsed Muqattam cliffs in Ezbet Bekhiet, have a number of health problems. Most have respiratory illnesses due to high levels of indoor humidity as sewage flowing from the cliffs soaks the walls and ceilings of their homes. (IRIN)

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