Central African crisis most neglected globally

Central African RepublicFrom JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC
KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – THE Central African Republic (CAR) is the world’s most neglected displacement crises.
It is followed by southern neighbour Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
This is according to the humanitarian agency, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NCR) in its yearly list of the world´s ten most neglected crises, made available on Thursday.
They are followed by Sudan, South Sudan, Nigeria, Yemen, Palestine, Ukraine, Myanmar and Somalia, in that order.
“The international community has not only forgotten these crises, but has never really shown sufficient willingness to contribute to a solution,” said Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council, Jan Egeland.
Egeland said many of the displaced people had fled their homes multiple times, and each time they got increasingly vulnerable.”
Last year, the official said, 38 percent of the UN appeal for humanitarian assistance to CAR was covered.
The country also finds itself at the very bottom of the Human Development Index.
One out of five CAR are displaced from their homes.
“Still, the displacement crisis rarely attracts any media attention, the funding to humanitarian assistance does not match the grave needs, and the violence in the country has been escalating further since the end of last year,” said Egeland.
Egeland said many of the displaced people had fled their homes multiple times, and each time they got increasingly vulnerable.”
Last year, the official said, 38 percent of the UN appeal for humanitarian assistance to CAR was covered.
The country also finds itself at the very bottom of the Human Development Index.
One out of five CAR are displaced from their homes.
“Still, the displacement crisis rarely attracts any media attention, the funding to humanitarian assistance does not match the grave needs, and the violence in the country has been escalating further since the end of last year,” said Egeland.
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