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.
- New Long-Term Support for Displaced Populations in Africa
- Horn of Africa: World Bank $175 Million Financing Supports Regional Initiative on Communities Hosting Refugees
- Forced Displacement and Mixed Migration in the Horn of Africa (Report)
- Zambia: World Bank $20 Million Supports Former Refugees Integration
- World Bank Approves Additional Funds for DRC Eastern Recovery
- Forced Displacement in the Great Lakes Region (Report)
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.