squatter camp

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squatter camp (plural squatter camps)

  1. (South Africa) Settlements with shacks made of wood, cardboard, tin and other scrap material. Whole families live in a single shack, the size of a garden shed. Open fires are used for cooking and candles for light - shacks often catch fire when there are accidents. There is no running water, sewerage pipes, gas or electricity.

Usage notes[edit]

Squatter camps are now known as informal settlements.

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The above definition is taken from: http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/club/your_reports/newsid_2064000/2064728.stm.

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