Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Forcibly Displaced Africans

 The 36 million forcibly displaced Africans represent 44 percent of the global total.

The number of forcibly displaced people (internally displaced, refugees, asylum seekers) in Africa continued its uninterrupted rise over the past decade - expanding by 12 percent (3.7 million people) in the past year. 

The record 36 million people currently displaced is triple the figure of a decade earlier.

 75 percent of all forced displacement in Africa are internally displaced people (IDPs). 

This displacement causes strains and stresses on host communities and neighboring countries that must absorb these sudden, unplanned population movements. 

Seven countries were responsible for the lion’s share of the past year’s increase. These are Ethiopia, South Sudan, Burkina Faso, Sudan, Nigeria, DR of Congo and Central African Republic.

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