Cameroon tops the Norwegian Refugee Council’s annual list of the world’s most neglected displacement crises l

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Cameroon tops list of most neglected crises
Norwegian Refugee Council Published 04. Jun 2019
Cameroon tops the Norwegian Refugee Council’s annual list of the world’s most neglected displacement crises launched today.

…The annual list of neglected displacement crises is based on three criteria: lack of funding, lack of media attention and political neglect. Cameroon scored high on all three, followed closely by DR Congo and Central African Republic, two other crises where a lack of public attention has contributed to a lack of funding for humanitarian relief.

“Humanitarian assistance should be given based on needs, and needs alone. However, every day millions of displaced people are neglected because they have been struck by the wrong crisis and the dollars have dried up,” Egeland said.

The majority of the countries on the list are found on the African continent. The Norwegian Refugee Council is calling for increased attention to the crises on the list to prevent the suffering of millions of vulnerable people.

“This depressing list must serve as a wake-up call for all of us. Only by drawing attention to these crises, learning about them and placing them high on the international agenda, can we achieve much needed change,” Egeland said.

This year’s neglected crises list. These are the world’s ten most neglected displacement crises in 2018:
Cameroon
DR Congo
Central African Republic
Burundi
Ukraine
Venezuela
Mali
Libya
Ethiopia
Palestine

Displacement crises resulting in more than 200,000 people displaced have been analysed – 36 crises in total.