The key to stopping refugee crisis in Africa is in our hands
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Refugee Convention of 1951 in Geneva, defined a Refugee as “well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion and who, on account of that fear is unwilling to return to their country of origin”. As of today, according to United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) an unprecedented 70.8 million people around the world have been forced from their homes, where 41.3 million people are internally displaced, 25.9 million are refugees while 3.5 million are asylum seekers. It is very sad that half of the world’s Refugees are children under the age of 18 years and South Sudan was cited as the largest refugee crisis hit Nation in the world as of 2019, behind Afghanistan and Syria.