Click here to see the numbers and origins of refugees hosted by Gambia.
As UNHCR statistics generally rely on data from host countries, statistics on refugees alone can give an insufficient account of refugee numbers, as some host countries will not grant refugee status to certain groups. Including statistics for individuals in refugee-like situations is an attempt to account for unrecognised refugees and does not include internally displaced persons. Statistics for stateless refugees are included if available.
Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa
The Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) works to promote human rights in Africa by providing capacity building to lawyers and NGOs, particularly in relation to bringing cases before the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights, serving as council on those cases, and researching and publishing on vital human rights issues.
The Institute has brought refugee cases before the African Commission. It has sent a mission of inquiry to refugee camps in Guinea and Sierra Leone. The Institute, in collaboration with the Open Society Institute Justice Initiative continues to work on these cases both in bringing them before the African Commission and more broadly raising awareness of their situation. The Institute has also sent a mission to northern Senegal to assess the situation of Mauritanian refugees there. The mission looked at the conditions in camps and studied their citizenship status. The results of the study will be reflected in advocacy before the Commission.2
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