Here are the world’s most neglected crises; Africa is home to nine of ten on the list

The Norwegian Refugee Council has released its annual list of the most neglected displacement crises in the world.

Boko Haram attacks passengers in Borno on Feb 9, 2020 (Twitter: @DanBorno)

Cameroon took the first spot followed by DR Congo and Burkina Faso.

The Secretary-General of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Jan Egeland said “The deep crises represented by millions of displaced Africans are yet again the most underfunded, ignored and deprioritized in the world. They are plagued by diplomatic and political paralysis, weak aid operations, and little media attention. Despite facing a tornado of emergencies, their SOS calls for help fall on deaf ears.”

He added that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the countries on the situation of the countries on the list will worsen throughout 2020.

“Covid-19 is spreading across Africa, and many of the most neglected communities are already devastated by the economic shocks of the pandemic. We need solidarity with these conflict-stricken communities now more than ever, so the virus does not add more unbearable disaster to the myriad of crises they already face,” said Egeland.

This is the second consecutive year Cameroon has topped the list. The country is faced with three emergencies: an exacerbation of Boko Haram attacks in the north, a violent conflict in the English-speaking west, and a Central African refugee crisis.

The Sahel region of Africa featured prominently in this year’s list, with Burkina Faso, Mali, Nigeria, and Niger. Niger and Burkina Faso appeared on the list for the first time.

The neglected crisis list is based on a review of over 40 displacement crises using three criteria: lack of funding, lack of media attention, and political and diplomatic neglect.

Below are the ten most neglected displacement crises

  1. Cameroon
  2. The Democratic Republic of the Congo
  3. Burkina Faso
  4. Burundi
  5. Venezuela
  6. Mali
  7. South Sudan
  8. Nigeria
  9. Central African Republic
  10. Niger
Our newsletter gives you access to a curated selection of the most important stories daily.

Welcome to the Pulse Community! We will now be sending you a daily newsletter on news, entertainment and more. Also join us across all of our other channels - we love to be connected!

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Linet Toto excited as she unveils sleek ride after 1 month in office [Photos]

Linet Toto excited as she unveils sleek ride after 1 month in office [Photos]

Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote poised to overtake another Russian billionaire Vladimir Lisin on Bloomberg billionaires list

Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote poised to overtake another Russian billionaire Vladimir Lisin on Bloomberg billionaires list

Diwali 2022: Is Monday a public holiday in Kenya?

Diwali 2022: Is Monday a public holiday in Kenya?

Mzee Kibor's will made public, revealing how vast wealth and millions will be distributed

Mzee Kibor's will made public, revealing how vast wealth and millions will be distributed

Ini Edo posts new photos amid reports of welcoming a baby through surrogacy

Ini Edo posts new photos amid reports of welcoming a baby through surrogacy

Mathias Pogba brands Paul Pogba 'a so-called Muslim steeped in witchcraft' amid fetish claims about Kylian Mbappe

Mathias Pogba brands Paul Pogba 'a so-called Muslim steeped in witchcraft' amid fetish claims about Kylian Mbappe

Referee behind chaos at AFCON was rushed to hospital after match

Referee behind chaos at AFCON was rushed to hospital after match

Ne-Yo speaks out after wife Crystal announced end of their 8-year marriage

Ne-Yo speaks out after wife Crystal announced end of their 8-year marriage

Eddie Butita speaks on his fallout with Miss Mandi, offers her a job

Eddie Butita speaks on his fallout with Miss Mandi, offers her a job