05/22/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

227 Million People Escaped World's Slums In The Last Decade, UN Report Finds

China and India, the world's most populous countries, have together lifted 125 million people out of slums in the last decade, while a further 112 million escaped poor conditions in the rest of the world, according to a new report from UN-Habitat, the UN agency for human settlements.

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