As They Live and Breathe

From Lagos to Onitsha and Port Harcourt, deadly air pollution envelops Nigeria’s southern region. Leaders aren’t helping.

While particulate pollution is a worldwide problem blamed for millions of deaths annually, high concentrations in parts of Africa’s most populous nation are inextricably linked to a suite of intractable problems: crushing poverty, dysfunctional municipal services, and very often, political corruption.

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BREATHTAKING

Undark is visiting seven locations on five continents to document the impacts of particulate pollution. Explore this special series:

INTRODUCTION
PATNA, INDIA
DHAKA, BANGLADESH
SOUTHERN NIGERIA

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