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Zeynu Jemal (left), state minister of peace, engages with Hilary Onek (right), Ugandan minister of relief, disaster preparedness and refugees, on September 16, 2019 in Addis Abeba during IGAD’s Second Inter-Ministerial Stocktaking meeting on the Nairobi Declaration and Action Plan on Refugees and Returnees that came into being following an IGAD Special Summit in March 2017 in Nairobi. Kebede Kassa (PhD, Middle), IGAD program coordinator, consults with the two ministers. The eight-country regional trade and development organisation is trying to tackle the massive problem of refugees and IDPs the countries in the Horn of Africa are facing. There are over four million refugees and another eight million internally-displaced persons (IDPs) in the region.

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