Inadequate Housing: It is pervasive and overwhelming

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How overwhelming? Try 1.5 BILLION people big and the need just keeps getting larger all the time.

As a matter of fact, the world needs to build a city for 5 million people every week. This includes building; schools, clinics, places of worship, business centers…

Shelter The World is responding to the challenge of helping people build out of poverty.

As a Housing Ministry, we believe it is essential that our efforts impact people’s lives longer than just the here and now. We ...

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The Dump Reignited the Passion for the Cause to Shelter the World

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family on the dump in HondurasThe Dump, The Love

The day the dump reignited the passion for the cause to Shelter the World.

Updated: June 2016

 

It’s June already.  My how time passes by us so quickly.  I’m sitting here today pondering what to do with Shelter The World and my life.  All the while the memories of that day ...

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Poverty in Hungary – An Impossible Life

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Poverty in Hungary ~ This is MY House | Hungary

This is MY House is an initiative of Shelter The World that presents the voices of people living in poverty.  It’s purpose is to raise awareness about how people live across the globe.  We welcome your contribution and discussion and have provided links at the end of this article where you can comment or submit your own article.

A personal ...

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Report on Refugees and displacement

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Refugees are often in the headlines yet the reality of their lives is frequently misunderstood.

Tens of millions of people have been uprooted from their homes because of violence or persecution.

Updated: Wed, 19 Jun 2013

But not all these people are refugees. Syrians who have fled fighting to other parts of Syria are strictly speaking known as internally displaced people because they haven’t left Syria. Those in neighbouring Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan and Iraq are refugees because they’ve crossed an international border.

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Race to Rebuild Homes After Violence Destroyed Communities

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Thousands of residents displaced by inter-communal violence a year ago in this central town in Myanmar are being allowed to rebuild their homes.  

MEIKTILA, 20 March 2014 (IRIN) –
“We want to finish them as soon as possible,” Phoe Ti, a 35-year-old Muslim bricklayer whose home was burnt to the ground in the violence, told IRIN. New brick homes are under construction nearby in the Chan Aye quarter of Meiktila where Buddhists and Muslims once lived peacefully side by ...
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Shelter The World Recognizes World Refugee Day

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Shelter The World Recognizes World Refugee Day

We’re watching with interest as the world recognizes World Refugee Day and the difficulties and hardships experienced by over 45 million people living as refugees. This subject is important to us here at Shelter The World because of our work to deliver better shelters to those in need. Many Refugees will never return or be repatriated.

Whether it is ...

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Slums of the World get new Housing – or do they?

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Slums of the World getting new housing is not what you think.  In our opinion it is not a good thing.  Not these houses anyway.

Slums of the World need overhauling.

Mankind packed into very bad living conditions is no laughing matter.  If you’ve ever been to a slum you will know the smells and sounds are, well obnoxious.  Disease is rampant and violence is pervasive    Today, one of our partners came across an article that touts a “New” kind of house.  Really?  Lets let the pictures do the taking here for ...

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Poor People Living in Poverty – Extreme Housing Conditions

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Poor People Living in Poverty constantly struggle to maintain a home.

poor people living in poverty

We’re not talking about maintaining a home like general repairs; we’re talking about the struggle to simply find an adequate place to stay.  Our experiences at Shelter the World has taken us into some distant corners of the globe.  At each place we are keenly interested in learning about poor people living in poverty and their homes.

For poor people living ...

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Global problem with low cost housing persists

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low cost housing complex in Kenya

The global problem with low cost housing persists

 Recently we came across an article that exemplifies the notion that we are making headway in the fight to make available low cost housing.  The article, published by Nation Media Group in Kenya presented words by the Housing Minister and others regarding low cost housing.

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