Friday, March 10, 2017

Refugees in Africa - The Numbers

There are 5.5 million Africans currently refugees in other countries, while 11 million Africans are displaced within their home countries, the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC) reported in January. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees says 18 million people living in sub-Saharan Africa are at risk of becoming refugees in the coming year.

Some 16,000 African refugees have crossed from Libya to Italy so far this year, nearly double last year’s figure for the same period. 

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