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Poor infrastructure and Energy



Local telephone and electricity companies frequently refuse to install phones or cables in the slums because they are considered areas of risk.

2

what are favelas

people would build homes with poor quality without the assistance of the government as they cannot afford any sort of official housing .

3

Characterises of a favela

Characterises of a favela is that they are often disorganised, without numbered streets, sanitation networks, electricity, and a telephone services . In recent years, favelas have been afflicted by drug-related crime and gang warfare

4

lifespan of favela residents

In Rio de Janeiro, favela residents live usually live 13 years less than people born in the wealthy section .

5

Child mortality

Child mortality rates are five times higher than in the southern tourist districts such as Copacabana and Ipanema .

6

sanitation services, in favelas

Due to poor sanitation services, favela residents suffer from unhygienic conditions (caused by build-up of waste), resulting in spread of infectious diseases such as cholera.

7

Sanitation and Healthcare

For some favelas, there is little access to clean water, and drinking dirty water can cause the drinker to be ill.

8

local family hospitals

In addition there are local family hospitals are rare and distant to the favelas so it causes pregnant women and the elderly to became vulnerable

9

Poor quality of education


People who live in the Complexo do Alemao, a favela in Rio is shown to study for an average of four years, compared with ten years for residents of southern Rio.

10

Primary schools closing

Primary schools are often forced to close due to shootouts usually gangs vs gang or between gangs and police.

11

limitations of education

schools are often far away from favelas and for further education you must pay 14+

12

The unemployment rate in Rio


The unemployment rate in Rio is around 7.4 percent. Brazil has a very high population which is a major cause of its unemployment.

13

environment

Rio's epic water pollution has been going on for two decades due to a lack of modern sanitation programs from the favelas.

14

money in favelas

People in favela earn around US$200 every month and often work in the informal job sector meaning that work is often rare.

15

what been a presence in water sport venues.

Despite Olympic organizer's promise to clean the city's waterways at their 2009 bid, trash, raw sewage and even body parts have been a presence at water sport venues.

16

lack of modern sanitation programs from the favelas.
caused

This has also lead to the super Bacteria found in Guanabara bay which can lead to chronic diseases, even death.

17

what percentage uses electricity illegally

30% of Rio’s favela have no source of energy and the majority of the favela’s homes illegally tap into other supplies.

18

what was the start of drug and arms trafficking in Rio de Janeiro

1980s was the start of drug and arms trafficking in Rio de Janeiro.These drug gangs controlled the favelas and acted like a mini-government

19

ehy is the favelas an ideal hideout for drug gangs.

The increase of the favelas, which became home to thousands of migrants, became the ideal hideout for drug gangs.

20

The average wage of favela residents and drug lords

The average wage of favela residents is around R$400 or US$200 a month. Working for the gangs, can allow you to earn that amount in a week.

21

gun battles

Gun battles between gangs sometimes move out of the(favelas) and into non-gang controlled areas, which can kill innocent bystanders.

22

droughts

Rio has face its worst drought in 80 years

23

rats

favelas are bought on steep hills causing it to be difficult to get rid of raw sewerage causing rats to be attracted to it

24

crime

high crime means more people travel in cars for safety

25

fishing

commercial fishing went down by 90% in the last 10 years

26

water

37% of water is lost due to leaks and illegally tapping

27

health care

55% of rio had access to a local hospital

28

unemployment rates

20% of favela residents are unemployed

29

2010

a landslide killed 224 people and 13,00 were displaced in the favelas

30

death rates in favelas

20 per 1000 people are killed in the favelas every day

31

infant mortality

50 per 1000

32

burning rubbish

this technique is common in the favelas but is harmful

33

roads

roads are limited due to the steepness of the favelas