A slum in Lagos, Nigeria. The World Poverty Clock named Nigeria the poverty capital of the world last June when it revealed that Nigeria had 87 million people living in poverty. The latest figure shows that an additional four million Nigerians have since fallen under the poverty line.
(Photo by Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung) Photo used under CC BY
Noel Cimanizanya and her family of seven took refuge in Uganda’s Rwamwanja settlement after fleeing violence in their native Democratic Republic of Congo. While many rich nations are turning away refugees, Uganda is welcoming them.
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