A Congolese refugee child eats a warm meal at the Nyakabande refugees transit camp in Kisoro district, 491 km (305 miles) west of Ugandan capital Kampala November 9, 2013. REUTERS/James Akena
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Violence and conflict in sub-Saharan Africa forced 15,000 people from their homes every day in 2017, double the previous year's figure, an international monitoring center said Wednesday, urging more help for those displaced within their own countries.The region accounted for nearly half the 11.8 million people worldwide who were displaced within their countries by conflict last year, according to a report from the Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).People who flee conflict usually remain in their countries and only cross borders if they still feel threatened, Rishi Ramrakha, head of logistics in Africa for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), said.Aid agencies must strike a balance between helping internally displaced people, refugees and host communities, he said, as resentment over newcomers receiving assistance can fuel conflict.
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