The financial crisis in Africa has not only affected the government and its economy, but also its people and citizens that live and thrive there. This is a problem just as deadly as any disease; the poor and middle class are being deprived from crucial funding that they need to survive. They can't pay for things like food, water, and other necessities either because their job doesn't pay well or they are unemployed. The unemployment rate today in Africa is around 27%. The lowest it has been was 25% and some countries in Africa have about over half unemployment rate within their population. This calamity of financial destruction and downfall happened in 2008 when the United States was in so much debt they couldn't recover and the economy dropped. This affected foreign trade to other countries and it restricted them and scarcity was at such a high rate for food, water, resources, and money. However, outside countries are not the only reason Africa is in so much trouble, their own government has also taken a tole on the well being of its citizens. The government has refused to give money that is seriously needed to improve or help solve current issues. However, their government has refused to do so and keep the money for them selves. For example, the people of Darfur was in critical need of their government, but has refused to fund their needs and has just decided to kill them with the help of other tribes like the Janjaweed.