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Perspectives from informal settlement residents

Watch video cockle bay lahai koroma abu sesay eviction freetown informal settlement panbodi cockle bay upgrade slum housing permanent concrete tenure

The threat of eviction impacts the everyday lives of residents of Freetown’s informal areas.

Faced with this threat, many feel they are unable to commit their time and resources to improving the condition of their homes, from those made out of corrugated iron, known as ‘pan bodi’, to more permanent structures made from concrete.

In this video we hear from two residents of Cockle Bay, Mr Abu Conteh and Mr Lahai Koroma, who discuss this impact in more detail.

To learn more about how residents in coastal settlements produce land in order to build houses, please return to Step 2.5. More information on Cockle Bay can be found on the Freetown interactive map.

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