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Slum dwellers in Kathmandu. At least 20,000 people in Nepal's capital eke out an uncertain existence in small slum-like settlements around town. Locally known as Sukumbasi's, they are squatters who have settled down and constructed simple houses on land that doesn't belong to them. They live in constant fear of being evicted whenever the government decides to 'develop' the land or to sell it off to private investors.