Plots and Thoughts

1 in 7 People Live in a Slum

Posted in Observations by Captain Optimistic on February 28, 2010

There are nearly 7 billion people in the world (us census world population clock).  Nearly 1 billion currently live in slums (Guardian).  That is 1 in 7 people.  That number is expected to turn into 1 in 3 within the next 30 years (Guardian).

We need to be thinking about how to tackles poverty in a systemic, effective manner.

Here is a question for you.  When 1 out of every 3 people in the world lives in a slum, how do you think that will effect the other 2 out of 3?

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