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Problems faced by urban areas in Low developed countries
- The increased cost of living like paying for basic needs and necessities causing poverty.
- Pollution of air, water, and land because of wastes and sewage from industries, urban settlement and because of heavy traffic.
- Unemployment and underemployment especially the unskilled labour and uneducated people.
- Congestion in terms of traffic and housing hence delays and inconveniences.
- High crime rate and social problems like prostitution, robbery.
- Development of slums with poor living conditions like poor drainage, houses and ventilation, poor transport.
- High government expenditure on social services and infrastructure.
- Easy spread of diseases which are contagious like flu, cough.
- Environmental degradation because of deforestation, swamp reclamation through construction work.
- Poor drainage causing floods.
- Over exploitation of resources causing exhaustion of minerals, forests.
- Rural urban migration causing urban and rural problems.
- Change of cultures and traditions causing social problems.
- Limited land for expansion making land expensive.
- Poor social services because of the increased population with limited facilities.
- Encroachment of gazetted areas like national parks and game reserves.
- Presence of conflicts and tensions like strikes, demonstrations because of people being