Africa has 15 million refugees

Africa has 15 million refugees

World November 11, 2015 09:00

johannesburg - The thousands of refugees crossing the Mediterranean from Africa to Europe, are a fraction compared to the amount of refugees that on the African continent. The United Nations estimates that fifteen million people have left their home.

Most refugees come from South Sudan, Congo, Somalia, Nigeria and the Central African Republic. They flee into the line to safer regions or stabbing the border to neighboring countries. The reasons for their involuntary journey are almost always hungry and violence, according to the UN.

Only in Somalia are a million people beaten on the run because of lack of food and the ongoing violence. 420. More than 000 of them found a safe haven in Kenya. In Nigeria, most people are on the run, more than 2.2 million. The cause is the threat of the terror group Boko Haram. The UN estimates the number of people due to the extremely violent Islamic group in Nigeria neighboring countries on the flight, a total of 1.4 million people.

Congolese search because the violence largely a safe place at home. It involves more than 2.75 million people. Approximately 220 000 people have fled Eritrea to violence and lawlessness, most went to Ethiopia and Sudan. The civil war in southern Sudan expelled nearly 2.5 million people. The UN counted more nearly a million refugees in the Central African Republic.

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