Continuing to ignore Africa's refugee crisis a risk for global peace

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UNHCR’s governing Executive Committee. (UNHCR video capture)

Continuing to ignore Africa's humanitarian crises is a risk for global peace and security.

António Guterres, the head of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) issued the warning on Monday during a high-level meeting on refugees in Africa.

According to UNHCR, there are more than 3 million refugees in Africa, 12.5 million displaced and some 700,000 stateless people.

The agency is calling for more robust international support and burden-sharing to end Africa's displacement crisis.

Jocelyne Sambira reports.

Duration: 3’25″

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