75 percent of land worldwide is not legally documented. Without secure land tenure, millions of people in developing countries are left vulnerable and face the fear eviction and displacement on a daily basis.
July 11, marks World Population Day and today Habitat is spreading awareness of the growing number of people in urban areas, and the impact and strain this creates on shelter. Many people who are moving to the city have no access to secure land which see the inevitable growth of slums.
Luke Millar is Habitat for Humanity Australia’s Regional Program Manager for South East Asia. He shares with us his visit to a slum as part of a recent trip to Indonesia.
Asia is facing a shelter crisis as its population continues to grow with 500 million people already living in slums. That figure is set to grow to a staggering 840 million people by the end of the decade, according to Habitat for Humanity Australia.