"Immense" number of people displaced in Africa

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Adama, refugee from the Central African Republic and the resident cook at Gado-Badzere refugee camp in Cameroon. The Central African Republic is now the world’s eighth-largest refugee source country. UNHCR File Photo/O.Laban-Mattei

The number of people displaced in sub-Saharan Africa has been described as “immense” in a new report by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

According to the Global Trends report, Africa had 3.7 million refugees and 11.4 million internally displaced people in 2014.

Around 4.5 million were newly displaced during that year, an increase of 17 per cent over the previous year.

Ethiopia replaced Kenya as the largest refugee-hosting country in Africa and the fifth largest worldwide.

Daniel Johnson asked UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch for an overview of the situation in the region.

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