Houses in hazardous locations: proportion of housing units built on hazardous locations per 100,000 housing units.


Ratio between: (i) numerator: houses built in irrigation areas, and, (ii) denominator: total housing


It is necessary to define what is understood by hazardous areas. While the hazard may encompass different areas, flood prone areas (near rivers, sea or other waterways), areas close to volcanoes (whether or not active), areas close to mine tailings, areas located near or over a tectonic fault, eroded areas, areas near zones of high or medium fire hazard (forests).

Priority Measures

A.5 - Sustainable development for human well-being

Pursue sustainable development as a means of securing now and in the future human well-being for all peoples on an equitable basis, and ensuring that the linkages between population, resources, the environment and development are fully recognized, appropriately administered and maintained in a harmonious and dynamic balance with a thriving biodiversity and healthy ecosystems

G.76 - Territorial management

Develop more closely coordinated, integrated and cohesive territories by designing and executing territorial and urban management plans, policies and instruments, administered in a participatory manner and based on a people-centred approach with a gender and human rights perspective and a vision of sustainability and environmental risk management.

G.77 - Territories promoting the development and well-being of people

Promote the development and well-being of people in all territories without any form of discrimination, and provide full access to basic social services and equal opportunities for populations whether they live in urban or rural areas, in small, intermediate or large cities or in isolated areas or small rural settlements.

G.81 - Territorial development with a gender and human rights perspective

Plan and manage territorial and urban development, from a human rights and gender perspective, by formulating mobility, population settlement and activity location policies that contemplate, among their objectives, avoiding the use of vulnerable and protected areas and preventing and mitigating the impact of socioenvironmental disasters and combating the environmental vulnerability of those living in poverty and ethnic and racial groups who are subject to discrimination, as well as climate change mitigation and adaptation.
G. Territory and internal migration