40.8 million people around the world on the run in their own countries – CNN.com

(CNN)Yagana, 18, fled her village when Boko Haram attacked.With her husband killed in the ensuing violence, she now lives with her baby in one of Nigeria’s ‘widow’s houses’.She’s one of more than 40.8 million people around the world on the run in their own countries, according to recent figures by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, (IDMC).Nearly one third of displaced people are on the African continent where 12.4 million people in 21 countries were living in ongoing displacement as a result of conflict and violence at the end of 2015.

Source: Africa’s silent internal displacement crisis – CNN.com

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