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Exodus of Africans Reached Its Apex in 2017, Get Worse in 2018

  • Written by Prensa Latina
  • Published in Africa
Abuja, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) By end 2017, about 5.5 million Africans passed or left from the Horn of Africa as internally displaced persons or refugees, according to a report from the UN specialized agency released here.
The Horn of Africa is still a route of undocumented migration to countries in the Arabian Peninsula or Europe, says the report of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) spread by local media.

About 4.1 million people are internally displaced and 1.4 million are living in the region as refugees or asylum seekers, according to the OCHA document.

The analysis of the agency reflects concern about food insecurity in the region that affects 14.6 million people in the area.

Another alarming information in the UN report refers to the situation in Somalia where 1.2 million infants or pregnant women or those breastfeeding their children 'will suffer from acute malnutrition.'

The document also states that the trend will continue in 2018 due to 'the combination of drought, conflicts and insecurity that increase the concerns (of people) for their safety' and denounces that 'sexual and gender-based violence and violence against children will continue.'

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Last modified onSaturday, 27 June 2020 10:53
  • Countries: Africa