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Urbanisation and the growing complexity of cities highlights the need for humanitarians to gear up responses to urban crises
Urbanisation and the growing complexity of cities highlights the need for humanitarians to gear up responses to urban crises

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Urbanisation and the growing complexity of cities highlights the need for humanitarians to gear up responses to urban crises

Half of the global population now live in urban areas, as opposed to a third in the 1950s. Given the current pace of urbanisation, this figure will continue to increase, particularly in lower-middle-income countries. This fundamental demographic shift is altering the lives of millions and is producing new challenges for humanitarian actors responding to crises in urban settings.