worlds population stands at 5.7 billion people. By the year
2025 the population could reach 8.06 billion. Nearly five billion
of those people--practically the entire worlds population
today--will live in the worlds cities and urban areas, according
to United Nations projections.
toll that such massive urbanization will take on the environment,
local and global economies, and governmental abilities to provide
even the most basic human services will be tremendous and potentially
100 million people in our world today have no housing. Millions
more people, about 25% of the worlds population, face a
severe housing problem. They live in homes without adequate sanitation,
with an irregular electricity supply, built out of flimsy materials,
and without adequate security. Millions more live in solid and
serviced accommodation but in overcrowded conditions. Housing
problems affect both large and small cities.
from families living in shacks, overcrowded tenements and accommodations
without adequate services, millions more have housing problems.
They live in houses that do not match their hopes and needs: they
have difficulty paying their rent or mortgage, they have a long
journey to work, their home is too small, they wish to own a house
rather than to rent.
How many people around the world have no housing?
What kind of home does your family live in? A house? An apartment?
Do you have your own bedroom? Do you share your bedroom with