IMMIGRATION Department director general Dr Japhet Lishomwa says Africa is home to more than one-third of global displacements and hosts an estimated 23.6 million internally displaced persons. Speaking during the 7th Pan-African Forum on Migration, Tuesday, Dr Lishomwa said the continent also hosts 7.8 million refugees and 712,000 stateless persons due to conflicts, disasters, among other challenges. “The African continent is home to more than one-third of global displacements; hosts an estimated 23.6 million internally displaced persons, 7.8 million refugees and 712,000 stateless persons as a result of the underlying cause and challenges of conflicts, disasters, economic and environmental degradation. In recent times, the dynamics of climate change have reshaped our world, and have become more prominent in the migration…...

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