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Sud-Saharan Africa. 26.4 Million People Need Humanitarian Assistance

According to the UNHCR, there are 26.4 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa in need of humanitarian assistance. The figure includes refugees, asylum seekers, stateless persons and various minority groups of internally displaced people caused by conflict and natural disasters.

Sub-Saharan Africa is the top ranked region in the world with the greatest need for humanitarian assistance; 35% of the total, followed by the Middle East (20%9), South and Central America (17%) and Europe (15%). The UNHCR also highlighted the fact that three-quarters (75%) of refugees and asylum seekers from Sub-Saharan Africa come from five countries; South Sudan, the Congo, Sudan, the Central African Republic and Somalia. Meanwhile, 53% of populations of concern are being hosted by other countries in the Horn of Africa.

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