As Cities grow, so do the number of Homeless

8th July 2019 | Reading Time: 5 minutes   8 Views
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Today, most of the world’s population of 7.6 billion, 55 percent, is concentrated in urban centres, in close proximity to the politically influential and economically well-to-do. Based on national reports, it’s estimated that no less than 150 million people, or about 2 percent of the world’s population, are homeless. However, about 1.6 billion, more than 20 percent of the world’s population, may lack adequate housing. Obtaining an accurate picture of homelessness globally is challenging for several reasons. First, and perhaps most problematic, is variations in definitions.

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