Originally Posted by cdcox
The statistics on shelter closely matched the stats on access to electricity. Maybe shelter included heating and lighting ability. Other than Tom Hanks trapped in the airport, I can't think of too many people who have access to electricity but not a roof over their head.
Yeah, and on the inverse side it seems like there would be a whole lot of people with a roof over their head and no electricity, so the shelter numbers should be a lot higher than the electricity numbers.
When I was in Madagascar a few years back, I would pass all sorts of huts that didn't have electricity when I was going into town, but they were well built and I would think that they would protect against wind and rain. Maybe they would be a little drafty and leaky since they had palm frond roofs and bamboo sides, but I would think they would still count as shelter. I guess it depends on how strict the definition is. But I bet these types of villages exist in a whole lot of places.