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A young street vendor selling candy in Lagos, Nigeria. Photo: Mies van der Putte/Oxfam

Economic inequality in Nigeria has reached extreme levels, despite being the largest economy in Africa. The country has an expanding economy with abundant human capital and the economic potential to lift millions out of poverty.  What makes Nigeria so unequal and how big is this inequality gap? Find it out and take action.

 The most vulnerable people, caught in the middle of the conflict, are paying the ultimate price. Photo: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

This is a human-made tragedy, and we are running out of time to avoid it getting worse. The most vulnerable people, caught in the middle of the conflict, are paying the ultimate price. We are supplying life-saving essentials but we need your help to do more. Please donate now.

One person in three in the world lives in poverty.

Oxfam is determined to change that world by mobilizing the power of people against poverty.

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A woman carrying a baby on her back plus 2 jerrycans full of Oxfam-supplied water, in  Nasechabuin, Turkana. Credit: Joyce Kabue/Oxfam, March 2017

Turkana is among 23 counties, half of Kenya, that have been ravaged by a devastating drought. Oxfam's long term water solutions are helping families in Turkana break the cycle of crisis and cope in the drought.