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In Dhaka, Bangladesh, some 4 million squatters who live in slums do not have legal access to basic services, such as safe water and toilets. These people often are forced to rely on unsafe well water provided by slum lords or buy bottled water from “water sharks.”

Jon Sawyer is founding director of the Pulitzer Center. His assignments have taken him to some five dozen countries, with special projects ranging from southern Africa, Cuba and Haiti to Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union and China.

His newest reporting covers issues dealing with water, sanitation and hygine in Dhaka, Bangadesh.

Dhaka's Challenge: A Megacity Struggles with Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

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