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By_the_numbers -- Habitat for Humanity Int'l 1

By the numbers

Madagascar, with a population of more than 19 million, ranks 143rd out of 177 in terms of poverty and development on the United Nations Human Development Index (2007).

Nearly 93 percent of the urban population lives in slums, which are growing at a rate of more than 5 percent a year.

Eighty-five percent of Malagasies live on the equivalent of less than $2 a day.

Less than half of Malagasies have access to sanitation facilities.