Monday, September 19, 2016

Africa Accounts for Six of Ten Leading Refugee Producing Countries

The International Crisis Group published on 15 September 2016 an analysis of the world's ten largest refugee producing countries titled "What's Driving the Global refugee Crisis?" The global number of refugees and internally displaced now stands at more than 65 million, the largest figure ever recorded.

In 2015, Syria was by far the largest source of refugees followed by Afghanistan. But six of the ten countries on the list are in Africa. In descending order of significance, they are Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, and Eritrea.

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