Finding the urban crisis tipping point


Families carry their belongings into their new homes purpose built for residents being moved from the Soweto area of Kibera, Africa's most populous slum, in Nairobi, Kenya, 24 September 2009

Finding the urban crisis tipping point

DAKAR, 21 November 2013 (IRIN) - By 2015, three billion people will be living in urban slums according to UN Habitat. As the number of vulnerable people living in urban slums rises, aid agencies are struggling to identify the tipping point at which chronic urban vulnerability turns into a humanitarian crisis. IRIN spoke to aid staff to find out what they are doing about it.

Accurately tracking vulnerability is more complex in densely populated towns and cities, particularly in informal neighb...

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