Africa tops ‘world’s most neglected displacement crisis’

07 Jun, 2019 - 00:06 0 Views
Africa tops ‘world’s  most neglected displacement crisis’

The ManicaPost

Africa contributed seven out of ten countries bedeviled by displacement crisis classed as ‘most neglected’ according to a Norwegian Refugee Council, NRC, report released on Wednesday (June 5.)

The top four countries on the list were African: 1. Cameroon 2. The Democratic Republic of the Congo 3. The Central African Republic 4. Burundi

Ukraine and Venezuela occupy the fifth and sixth spots respectively whiles Mali, Libya and Ethiopia placed seventh to ninth. The tenth slot went to Palestine.

Displacement has been a big issue across Africa mostly arising from politics and related insecurity. The NRC averred that the basis for neglect rests on three main matrices.

Lack of political will

Lack of media attention

Lack of economic support

Why the NRC publishes the annual report

Every year, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) publishes a list of the ten most neglected displacement crises in the world. This is the list for 2018.

Although humanitarian assistance should be based on needs, and needs alone, some crises receive much more attention and support than others.

Why is one person’s suffering an international priority – resulting in conferences, mediation efforts and donations – while another person’s suffering, in another part of the world, goes unnoticed? — Africanews.

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