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Urban Water and Sanitation

Clean water and good sanitation impacts health and productivity of individuals and the environment of cities

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Housing as a Driver of Economic Development

Housing impacts the economic and social well-being of poor families, and the environment, safety and health of the cities.

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Land Tenure & Security

Lack of land rights and secure tenure disproportionately affect poor families, particularly those headed by women.

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Resilience & Climate Adaptation for the Poor

Natural disasters impact the economic and social well-being of poor families, and the environment, safety and health of cities.

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Migration & its Implications

Migrants, whether from the countryside or from other countries, often face social and economic exclusion

KAUMA VILLAGE, MALAWI (6/2/2015) -- Some residents tote buckets or goods on their heads as they walk through Kauma Village, located on the outskirts of Malawi's capital and largest city, Lilongwe. Habitat Malawi and a partner have established multiple water kiosks in the city to offer clean water to the public. Habitat has also helped with sanitary toilets and instructions about hygiene. Photo courtesy of Habitat for Humanity's Europe, Middle East and Africa office.

Urban Food Security

Food and Nutrition deficits impact poor families living in cities worldwide, whether through “food deserts,” inadequate agricultural production to feed fast-growing cities, or some combination.