Dangers in sanitation hurts slum children of Nairobi, Kenya

Dangers in sanitation hurts slum children of Nairobi, Kenya

WNN Improve It (WNN/IRIN) Kisumu slum, Nairobi, KENYA, AFRICA: The odour of human waste is unbearable at the pit latrine behind Nancy Anyango’s house in Manyatta, a sprawling slum in the western Kenya city of Kisumu. Nearby, a heap of rotting garbage lies between long rows of shacks. From a distance, one can hear the […]

Chronic poverty increases as the poor move increasingly into urban cities

Chronic poverty increases as the poor move increasingly into urban cities

WNN Improve It (WNN/IRIN) GLOBAL: In a world where more than half of the population lives in cities, poverty is increasingly an urban phenomenon. As researchers and aid agencies struggle to distinguish between chronic poverty and acute vulnerability IRIN, a humanitarian news service of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, reviewed efforts […]