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East, Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes region – Refugees, asylum-seekers, refugee returnees and IDPs, as of 30 April 2021

The East and Horn of Africa and Great Lakes region is host to some 4.77 million refugees and asylum seekers, the majority (2.18 million) from South Sudan. A further 9.99 million people are internally displaced in the region, as a result of conflict and natural disasters. Some 52,164 refugees returned to their countries of origin in 2021.

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees

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