Global data centre poised to improve responses to displacement

What you need to know:

  • Nearly 90 per cent of the displaced are living in the developing world, many trapped in protracted displacement situations.

  • By June 2019, the Horn of Africa hosted over four million refugees and twice the same number of IDPs.

  • A report of a recent stock-taking Forum of the IGAD Council of Ministers lamented that one out of every five refugees worldwide is in the region.

  • And the numbers are projected to climb to nearly five million by 2020.

“In God we trust. All others must bring data”, quipped statistician William Edwards Deming.


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