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The People of Papua New Guinea, Social Problems

squatter settlements, limited housing, underemployment, Unemployment, Port Moresby

Like most developing nations, Papua New Guinea has a variety of social problems. Because there is limited housing and other infrastructure in urban areas, rural-to-urban migrants have created squatter settlements on the periphery of towns and cities. In Port Moresby, these settlements contain as much as half the city’s total population. They are generally cramped and lack adequate sanitation facilities. Unemployment and underemployment are high, which further aggravates the situation. The crime rate is also high, and incidences of violent crime have increased significantly since the 1980s. Intertribal violence also sometimes occurs.



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squatter settlements, limited housing, underemployment, Unemployment, Port Moresby, crime rate, developing nations, Papua New Guinea, urban areas, cities, situation, infrastructure

 
 

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