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African Union Needs to Protect the Continent’s Displaced

Expand A displacement camp in Grimali, Central African Republic, for people fleeing violence in the vicinity of Bakala, Ouaka province. Photo taken on January 24, 2017. © 2017 Edouard Dropsy for Human Rights Watch The disproportionate impact of forced migration on women and girls was an important side discussion at the recent African Union (AU) session in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The AU has dubbed 2019 the year of “refugees, returnees, and internally displaced persons” – and for good reason. Sub-Saharan Africa contributes more than 26 percent of the world’s refugee population and is home to…

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