Peace and Security Council


Eva Eirich

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With about 900.000 internally displaced persons and refugees seeking asylum within the country, Ethiopia shelters the second biggest refugee population in Africa. Both internal and external displacement has been dramatically increased by the recent droughts in Ethiopia which have caused food and water to become sparse in several regions, prompting people to migrate to ensure their survival.

Much like Ethiopia, the Republic of the Sudan has a long-lasting tradition of hosting refugees from its neighboring countries. The liberal refugee policies of the Republic of the Sudan that hundreds of...