Beijing has set the Hong Kong government the target of getting rid of these tiny units and “cage homes” by 2049. Illustration: Adolfo Arranz
Beijing has set the Hong Kong government the target of getting rid of these tiny units and “cage homes” by 2049. Illustration: Adolfo Arranz

Hong Kong’s subdivided flats: depression, cockroaches, rats and shame add up to misery for people in subdivided flats

  • Poor living conditions take a toll on physical, mental health of 220,000 sharing the city’s smallest living spaces with many others
  • Many suffer muscle strain, cardiovascular diseases and respiratory problems, as well as mental disorders, and some blame their poor living conditions

Beijing has set the Hong Kong government the target of getting rid of these tiny units and “cage homes” by 2049. Illustration: Adolfo Arranz
Beijing has set the Hong Kong government the target of getting rid of these tiny units and “cage homes” by 2049. Illustration: Adolfo Arranz
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