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Refugee Camps: Sub-Saharan Africa
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By the end of June 2014, there were over 50 million forcibly displaced people worldwide, 17 million of whom were designated as refugees (UNHCR 2014). Most of these refugees were Muslim, and most of them were female. Women and their dependent children represented about 80 percent of …

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Tara Deubel, Micah Boyer and Dana Goodlett, “Refugee Camps: Sub-Saharan Africa”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 23 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_COM_002037>
First published online: 2016

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