Rapid urbanization worldwide is causing the growth of slum conditions with little access to clean water, electricity, sanitation and safety. This is especially true in the Asia Pacific region where half of the world’s urban slum dwellers – more than 500 million people – reside. Habitat for Humanity Australia is reversing that trend, by advocating for Australian AID to prioritize funding for shelter and access to land and develop a clear urban strategy for the Asia Pacific region.