Friday, September 18, 2009

Urban Slums a Failure of Human Civilizations

Today over one billion people live in Urban Slums on Earth and that number is rising at an alarming rate. In Kibera in Nairobi Kenya, some 800,000 people are living is severe conditions, including raw sewage and around 1,000s dying of HIV/AIDS. Kibera in Nairobi is merely one humanitarian crisis and there are many more like it Africa, Asia, South America and Indonesia. Africa had an estimated 14 million orphan children of HIV/AIDS victims and that was a figure from 2001, some believe the number now is nearly double if not triple today. Even without the AIDS crisis, 32.5 percent of the Earth's human population lives in Urban Slum areas with very similar living conditions.
by Lance Winslow



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