Title

Between Hunger and the Virus

Author Information

Human Rights Watch

Date of Publication

2021 12:00 AM

Security Theme

Human Rights

Keywords

human rights, right to food, right to nutrition, right to healthcare, poverty, pandemic, COVID-19

Description

Margaret Okuomo lives with her seven children in Ago Egun Bariga, a waterside slum community in Lagos, Nigeria’s most populous state and the epicenter of the country’s fight against Covid-19. Lagos, although Nigeria’s wealthiest state, has high levels of urban poverty, with more than two-thirds of the state’s population living in informal housing, many in the more than 380 slum communities spread throughout the state.

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Jan 1st, 12:00 AM

Between Hunger and the Virus

Margaret Okuomo lives with her seven children in Ago Egun Bariga, a waterside slum community in Lagos, Nigeria’s most populous state and the epicenter of the country’s fight against Covid-19. Lagos, although Nigeria’s wealthiest state, has high levels of urban poverty, with more than two-thirds of the state’s population living in informal housing, many in the more than 380 slum communities spread throughout the state.