How can we improve the lives of Africa's displaced populations?

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Forced displacement is a global crisis that requires urgent humanitarian action. But as displacement tends to last many years – with long-term impacts on the lives of both displaced and host communities, it’s also a serious development challenge.
 
In Africa, which hosts 25% of all forcibly displaced people, some countries have been home for large refugee populations for over 20 years. To address the development impacts of forced displacement throughout the region, the World Bank has been scaling up assistance with 3 new projects covering 5 African countries: the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia, Djibouti, Ethiopia, and Uganda.
 
In this video, Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez and Jo de Berry explain how the Bank will work with these countries to support host communities while promoting the integration and self-reliance of displaced persons.

If you want to learn more about this topic, we invite you to discover our latest Sustainable Communities podcast.

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Authors

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez

Senior Director for the Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice

Jo de Berry

Senior Social Development Specialist

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Maria Beatriz
June 02, 2016

Thanks so much for this blog. It is great to learn about specific projects that take a longer term /development approach to address forced displacement.