Egypt: Invisible Cities

[Africa In Fact]Izbit Khayrallah's main commercial street is dusty and rutted. A pool of water partially covers the dirt and gravel road. About 650,000 inhabitants live in this crowded neighbourhood perched on a rocky plateau on the southern outskirts of Cairo, according to Khayr wa Baraka ("peace and plenty" in Arabic), a local non-profit development group. Yet this sprawling settlement of mostly brick and grey cement buildings has no functioning sewerage system, no hospital and just one school.