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AFRICA: International Organization for Migration (IOM), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) lead Partnership for Disaster Risk Reduction in West and Central Africa

AFRICA: International Organization for Migration (IOM), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) lead Partnership for Disaster Risk Reduction in West and Central Africa

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DAKAR, Senegal, January 31, 2020/ -- The number of internally displaced people in West and Central Africa has more than doubled in the past three years driven by climate and environmental change, fast-paced urbanization, population growth and conflict. In sub-Saharan Africa, a combination of conflict, floods, droughts and other natural hazards resulted in a doubling in the total number of new internal displacements over just three years (2015–2018), according to OCHA’s newly published Global Humanitarian Overview 2019.   Similar data from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC) reveal that same trend. In 2019, over 800,000 people were displaced by disasters in West and Central Africa, up from 344,700 in 2017, which itself was more than double the total of...
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