Why We Need to Solve the Burden of Forcibly Displaced Africans
"Africa is home to over 24 million forcibly displaced persons, representing one-third of the world's total. Forced displacement is not only a tale of human tragedy, it also poses a real threat to achieving peace, prosperity and development," said Bience Gawanas, the UN's Special Adviser of Africa, at the opening of the 2019 Africa Dialogue Series. This year's theme is Towards Durable Solutions For Forcibly Displaced Persons in Africa.
UN News, 21 May 2019
With 24.2 million Africans forced from their homes in 2017 ̶ 4.6 million more than the previous year ̶ the UN is hosting a three-day event at UN headquarters, focusing on finding… Read more »
Concord, 16 May 2019
UNHCR Representative to the African Union Cosmos Chanda and Pan African Parliament President Roger Nkodo Dang sign agreement in Midrand South Africa. UNHCR/S. Momodu Read more »
IPS, 11 May 2019
More people are displaced inside their own countries than ever before, and only higher figures can be expected without urgent long-term action, a new report found. Read more »
ISS, 9 May 2019
Today more than 600 million young people globally live in fragile and conflict-affected areas, many of them in Africa. At some point they are forced to leave their homes to embark… Read more »
An Africa Dialogue on refugees is taking place this week at the United Nations, organized by the office of Under-Secretary-General Bience Gawanas, who is Special Advisor on Africa ... Read more »
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- 21 May 2019
Joyce Mends-Cole is a former senior coordinator for refugee women and gender equality at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refuigees. She cites ... see more »
The conflict in the DR Congo has left 4.49 million people internally displaced and created 630,000 refugees. More than 13.1 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance.