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1.1 million Africans displaced by environment change

Internal displacement across Africa is almost always attributed to civil strife or full-blown wars.

But a new report from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center suggests natural hazards stemming from environmental change forced a record 1.1 million from their homes in 33 African countries in 2015. Floods were the key displacing factor, destroying thousands of buildings and homes, damaging roads and bridges, upsetting food and irrigation systems, and disrupting education and health services. FULL STORY

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