[QODLink]
Americas
Peru's urban housing crisis
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2010 07:05 GMT


In Peru it is estimated that up to 80 per cent of the country's population could be living in urban areas by 2030. With half of Peru's economic activity based in the capital, Lima, it will put enormous pressure on the city's already floundering services. Many of the country's poor come to Lima in search of work. As the city cannot accomodate the numbers, many migrants end up building their own homes in run-down areas on the outskirts of the city. Most of them lack basic services like running water and sewage systems. Al Jazeera's Barbara Benitez reports from Lima. (27 March 2010)
Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Featured on Al Jazeera
Western fighters have streamed into the Middle East to help 'liberate' Arab countries such as Syria and Libya.
The Pakistani government is proposing reform of the nation's madrassas, which are accused of fostering terrorism.
Weaving and handicrafts are being re-taught to a younger generation of Iraqi Kurds, but not without challenges.
The author argues that in the new economy, it's people, not skills or majors, that have lost value.
Featured
Al Jazeera investigation uncovers allegations of beatings and rape in Kenya's ongoing anti-terrorism operation.
Incumbent Joyce Banda has a narrow lead, but anything is possible in Malawi's May 20 elections.
Western fighters have streamed into the Middle East to help 'liberate' Arab countries such as Syria and Libya.
The Pakistani government is proposing reform of the nation's madrassas, which are accused of fostering terrorism.
Grass-roots campaigns for female candidates are making an impact in India's first nationwide elections since 2009.
join our mailing list