n Conflict Trends - Africa fact file : refugees

Volume 2003, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


In 2002, there were approximately 4.5 million people of concern to UNHCR in Africa out of about 20 million worldwide. Of these 4.5 million, 3.3 million were refugees, 500,000 were internally displaced and 267,000 were former refugees who recently returned home. Ten largest refugee groups by nationality were: Burundians, Sudanese, Angolans, Somalis, Congolese (DRC), Eritreans, Liberians, Sierra Leoneans, Rwandans and Ethiopians.

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