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A look at the facts

Water and sanitation

Percent of slum households in the developing world that don't have access to clean water.

60%
Land Tenure

Number of people with insecure tenure rights forcibly evicted 1998-2008.

19
million
Equitable Housing

Percent of urban population in the developing world living in slums.

30%
Social and Economic Inclusion

Number of people who move into slums each week.

4.5
million
Urban Food Security

Percentage of income urban families use to purchase food during periods of shortage.

Up To
70%
Climate Adaptation

The proportion of the global urban population that will be living in Low Elevation Coastal Zones by 2025.

71%