Archive for May 12th, 2019


Cattle Herders Face a Life in Limbo in Côte d’Ivoire

The Fula are pastoralists who have long lived in the country, but almost all are at risk of statelessness.  |  Español   |  Français5cd3f31b2.jpg

Aminata Sidibé, the matriarch of an extended four generation family of 45 people, sits for a portrait in Kong, Côte d’Ivoire. © UNHCR/Mark Henley

In the heat of the afternoon an old woman leans forward in the darkened room.

“People think of me as a foreigner here. It’s not good at all, but what can you do?”

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More People Displaced Inside Their Own Countries Than Ever Before

Displaced families receive household items in North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Photo: Norwegian Refugee Council/Martin Lukongo.

The number of people living in internal displacement worldwide as of the end of 2018 is the highest it has ever been, according to the Global Report on Internal Displacement, launched today at the United Nations in Geneva.

This is an increase of more than a million since the end of 2017 and two-thirds more than the global number of refugees.

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