Crowding

  • Published on 03 November 2016

About 7.7% of Egypt’s population live in extremely crowded conditions (one or two room dwellings). Most of this housing is permanent and may be: standalone shacks; porter or guard’s rooms; old emergency housing; large homes subdivided into rooms; basement rooms and roof top rooms. Besides the social and health risks associated with crowding, an unspecified proportion of this type of housing relies on shared toilets and bathing facilities, exposing children and women to harassment and abuse.

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