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Over 40,000 people missing in Africa due to conflict and migration

South Sudan: 127 people killed in clashes between civilians and soldiers

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has said that more than 40,000 people across Africa have gone missing.

The group said those registered as missing were forced out due to conflict, migration and climate shocks. Almost half of those missing are children.

Thousands of people are reported missing in Ethiopia, Somalia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Libya and Cameroon.

Conflicts in those countries played a key role in the high numbers but the situation is most severe in north-east Nigeria.

The Red Cross said the coronavirus pandemic has made the job of finding missing relatives even harder.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has said that more than 40,000 people across Africa have gone missing.

The group said those registered as missing were forced out due to conflict, migration and climate shocks. Almost half of those missing are children.

Thousands of people are reported missing in Ethiopia, Somalia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Libya and Cameroon.

Conflicts in those countries played a key role in the high numbers but the situation is most severe in north-east Nigeria.

The Red Cross said the coronavirus pandemic has made the job of finding missing relatives even harder.
Many a time those registered missing are never found and when that happens, it is their bodies.

Governments in many of the countries experiencing conflicts are insecurity have struggled to restore stability.
South Sudan: 127 people killed in clashes between civilians and soldiers

The army in South Sudan has said that 127 people died during clashes between civilians and soldiers. The clashes erupted during a disarmament exercise, according to army spokesman Maj-Gen Lul Ruai Koang. The fighting according to officials occurred in the central town of Tonj in Warrap State erupted after soldiers tried to disarm civilians involved … Continue readingSouth Sudan: 127 people killed in clashes between civilians and soldiers

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