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Nigeria sees 3 mln displaced by conflict in 7 yrs

AFRICA: Ethnic and religious fighting, land disputes and communal conflicts have driven more than three million Nigerians from their homes since the return to democracy in 1999, an official report showed on Monday. The National Commission for Refugees said the problem of internal displacement in Africa’s most populous nation was worsening and now appeared to be a permanent feature of society. “The magnitude, scope, character and dimension of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Nigeria is frightening,” the commission said in a presentation to a National Assembly public hearing, aimed at improving the response to the problem. Full Story

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