There were only 37 reported polio cases last year – that’s largely down to courageous health workers who have defied militant attacks to vaccinate populations in dangerous places.
In Africa armed forces personnel as a percent of the total labour have declined by 27%. However North Africa, combined Middle East, was the least peaceful region in the world.
The bodies of 138 migrant domestic workers were repatriated from Lebanon between January 2016 and April this year.
Today over 2 billion people in the world live in lagging and violent lands, with the processes of economic isolation and violence closely linked.
Africa has 480 million youth today and that figure is projected to grow to 850 million by 2050.