In Yaound’e, as urban populations grow, opportunities are not growing as fast and so urban poverty worsens. This explains why so many urban dwellers live in hazardous places; left on their own, they simply cannot afford to live anywhere else. This video demonstrates how far poor families can run from the risks of urban floods and the need to have more holistic development approaches in making cities liveable.
People move in droves into the urban areas of Africa each year in search of opportunities to better their lives, the World Bank projects that half the Continent’s population will be living in urban areas by 2030.
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