African continent faces internal refugee crisis More than 12.4 million displaced; Natural disasters, conflict to blame

By: Micah Price ~Staff Writer~ High numbers of African citizens are displaced within their own countries as opposed to crossing borders. According to the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, (IDMC), 40.8 million people around the world are currently refugees in their own nations. Nearly one-third of these people live on the African continent alone, 12.4 million in more than 20 countries. Internal displacement in Africa at the end of 2015 dwarfed the number of refugees who had crossed borders on the continent by nearly 7 million. Despite these statistics, IDMC Director Alexandra Bilak says that few people acknowledge this problem, even … Continue reading African continent faces internal refugee crisis More than 12.4 million displaced; Natural disasters, conflict to blame