Liberia

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ELEMENTS OF CONTEXT

HISTORY

DEMOGRAPHY

SOCIO-ECONOMICAL CONTEXT

From 1989 to 1995, Liberia was embroiled in a civil war and in 1999, fighting broke out again. Peace was only achieved in 2003. During the civil war, approximately 250,000 people were killed. Hundreds of thousands of people fled from the fighting, and many refugees who fled to neighboring countries have yet to return. Others who stayed were forced to live in substandard housing conditions.

The years of conflict left Liberia’s infrastructure and economy in ruins. Progress has been slow, partly due to heavy international debts. The capital city, Monrovia, is still without running water or electricity. Illiteracy is high and 85 percent of the population is unemployed. As a result of this, an estimated 80 percent of Liberians live below the poverty line, and the average life expectancy is just 41 years.

Source : Habitat for Humanity

HABITAT

HISTORY OF CITIES – HERITAGE

URBAN HOUSING

RURAL HOUSING

RIGHT TO HOUSING

FORCED EVICTION

LAND RIGHTS

LAND GRABBING

VULNERABLE GROUPS

  • Joungpeople
  • Old people
  • Women

SOME INTERESTING PRACTICES

Social and economic aspects

HOUSING MARKET

QUALITY OF HOUSING

INFORMAL HOUSING / SLUM / HOMELESS

ROLE OF PUBLIC AUTHORITIES

Cultural aspects – Religious – Symbolic

Environmental aspects

Bibliography & Sitography

MAJOR PROBLEMS BY CIVIL SOCIETY

CLAIMS MAJOR CIVIL SOCIETY

CIVIL SOCIETY ACTORS

  • SLUMDAL = formed in 2008 after contact with Slum Dwellers International, SLUMDAL mobilizes slumdwellers for improvement in their living conditions. Website

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