basic social services

basic social services

Northern Ghana has poverty levels two to three times higher than the national average. The region is covered by dry savannah land and lacks key infrastructure such as roads and markets. Photo: Adam Patterson/Oxfam

West Africa: extreme inequality in numbers

Despite an impressive economic growth, inequality has reached extreme levels in the West Africa region. The rich have grown richer while the poor have become even poorer. Yet the West African governments are the least committed to reducing inequality of any on the continent. Find out more and take action.

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