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HOUSING AND LIVING CONDITIONS

If there were only 100 people living in this world, 17 of us would have no proper shelter

Poverty forces millions of people to become homeless or to live in degrading conditions, in town and country. Lack of earnings prevents poor people from securing minimum comfort far less having electricity or a telephone. In unsatisfactory housing, children cannot study properly and lack of security may put their lives at risk. In poor districts, there are often no official administrative services and land squatting is current practice.

If there were only 100 people on this earth, 33 would have no access to electricity

"I think we should pay more attention to the poor people in the world by thinking of the luxuries we buy and the necessities they need."
Azeem, 11


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2.8 billion people – nearly half the world population – live on less than 2 dollars a day.
United Nations Development Programme
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