Water seeps through the wall, the broken back door does nothing to block the sound of barking stray dogs and, frequently, rats and cockroaches scuttle across the floor. This flat in Hong Kong’s Kowloon City has been home to Wareerat Kanchat for 16 years.“I have lived here for so long, I can’t imagine a life elsewhere,” says the 60-year-old, who left her native Thailand for Hong Kong in 1993 to work as a domestic helper after her husband died. Wareerat shares the three-bedroom flat in a…

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