Yesterday we talked about the best cities to live in, at least if we're talking about the quality of life there. Today we'll take a look at the ranking of 33 cities across the world with the worst quality of life according to Mercer's analysis.
These photos show four blocks of dormitory complex near Shanghai that housed factory workers employed by Apple contractor Pegatron, a Taiwanese electronics giant, until they were abandoned in a hurry some eight weeks ago. Apart from staff’s bad and austere living conditions their salaries were ridiculous. Their basic salaries were just under £250 ($360) a month for working six day per week and 12-hour shifts. They could increase their salaries by about £200 ($287) by working daily overtime. It is not the first time that Pegatron Corporation was criticized for putting their employees into inhumane working conditions. In December 2014 a BBC investigation exposed poor working conditions and employee mistreatment at Pegatron factories making Apple products. As you can see through these pictures, nothing much has changed. Take a look.
Venezuela has probably met the most difficult period in its modern history. A lot of poor people have almost nothing to eat. Supermarkets' shelves are full with different types of sodas which no one buys, while essential products like milk are no where to be found. "Living in a severe recession and a dysfunctional state-run economy, poorer families say they sometimes skip meals and rely more on starch foods"[Reuters].
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Photographer Seph Lawless made some shots of an old amusement park Bushkill Park located in Northeastern Pennsylvania just outside the city of Easton. It was opened in 1902 and operated until 2004 when it was struck by a devastating flood. It has been hit by three consecutive floods since and it has been closed since 2006. Judging by these photos, it looks like a ghost town now.