Challenges of Squatter Settlements

HideShow resource information
View mindmap
  • Challenges of Squatter Settlements
    • Health
      • Waste builds up, increasing risk of disease
      • Burning rubbish - harmful smoke
      • Population densities of 37000/km2
      • Infant mortality 50 per 1000
    • Crime
      • Drug gangs dominate settlements
      • People distrust the police as some are corrupt
      • Murder rate of 20 per 1000, quite high
    • Construction
      • Built illegaly
      • Bad materials
      • Built on steep slopes
        • Can cause landslides
        • Limited road access
    • Services
      • 30% have no electricity
      • 12% have no running water
      • Many use illegal water and electricity connections
      • 50% have no sewage connection
    • Unemployment
      • Rates are about 20%
      • Many jobs are in the informal sector
        • Less than £75 a month
  • Improving Squatter Settlements
    • Infrastructure
      • Complexo de Alemão now has a water supply
    • Helping The Young
      • Cultural activities such as samba developed
        • Keeps them away from crime
    • House Improvement
      • Complexo de Alemão now gives credit to buy better materials
      • Hills secured to prevent landslides

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Geography resources:

See all Geography resources »See all Urban environments resources »