2017 – Issue 1

Cities of misery and hope

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Humanitarian index

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Percentage of the world's population expected to live in cities by 2050
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Number of bodies of drowned migrants recovered in one day by Libyan Red Crescent in early February
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Percentage of diseases in developing countries caused by poor sanitation and unsafe drinking water
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Number of people estimated to move every day to an urban slum in the developing world
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Number of people currently believed to be living in informal settlements and slums without adequate access to healthcare, clean water and sanitation
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Number of individuals aged 60 or above by 2050, three times more than the estimated 2000 figure of 600 million people in that age group.
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Number of people worldwide who still lack crucial water and sanitation facilities

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