Extreme Poverty Concentrates in Sub-Saharan Africa

by Betsy McKay and Gabriele Steinhauser

Photo: A mother carries her sick baby at a camp for displaced persons in Bama, Borno state, Nigeria, in August. [Reuters]

The number of people living in extreme poverty is becoming concentrated in some of the most unstable and populous parts of Africa, raising the risk of political violence and devastating disease outbreaks.

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