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Migration: Internal Displacement: Sub-Saharan Africa
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According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, internally displaced persons (IDPs) are persons or groups of persons who have been forced or obliged to flee or to leave their homes or places of habitual residence, in particular as a result of, or in order to avoid, the effects of armed conflict, situations of generaliz…

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Nyakabwa, Kabahenda, “Migration: Internal Displacement: Sub-Saharan Africa”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 29 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0265d>
First published online: 2009

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