What you need to know about Africa’s Refugees?

What you need to know about Africa's Refugees?
By Yussuf Haret

Nairobi (NSH)- African leaders at meeting in the Ethiopian capital city, Addis Ababa to look for lasting solutions to the pressing issues of displaced person on the continent.

The leaders are attending an African Union summit which this year focuses on refugees, Returnees and internally displaced person.

Sub-Saharan Africa host more than 6.6 million refugees, according to UNHCR, the UN agency for refugees.

Across the world, at least one person is forcibly displaced every two second as a result of conflict or prosecution, according to UNHCR.

Africa has the second highest number of displaced person in the world, according to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa(UNECA).

That figure has recently been rising because of ongoing crisis in the central African, South Sudan, Somalia and Burundi.

Lastly, the continent hosts about 37 percent of the world’s19.6 million refugees and 39.1million internally displaced people, according to UNECA.

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