conditions in favelas

View mindmap
  • conditions in favelas
    • crime
      • A high murder rate of 20 per 1000 people in many favelas; drug gangs can dominate
    • health
      • Infant mortality rates are as high as 50 per 1000; waste cannot be disposed of and builds up in the street, increasing the danger of disease
    • services
      • In the non-improved favelas:12% of homes have no running water; 30% have no electricity; 50% have no sewerage connections
    • construction
      • Houses are built with basic materials on steep slopes; heavy rain causes landslides
    • unemployment
      • Unemployment rates are as high as 20%; average incomes may be less than £75 a month


No comments have yet been made

Similar Geography resources:

See all Geography resources »See all Urban environments resources »