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.
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.
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...