South Africa had a refugee crisis

Migration from Africa mostly stays in Africa

Migrants from Africa mostly migrate within their continent, mostly even in their region. More than half of the world's 36.6 million migrants from Africa lived in another African country in 2017. In the case of migrants from sub-Saharan Africa, this was even the case for almost three quarters. This applies in particular to refugees: In 2017 and 2018, three African countries were on the list of the ten countries with the highest number of refugees in the world. These were Uganda (3rd place), Sudan (4th place) and Ethiopia (9th place). The refugees there usually came from neighboring countries.

At the end of 2018, there were a total of almost 6.8 million refugees and 17.8 million internally displaced people across Africa who fled to another part of the country within their own country. By way of comparison: around 2.8 million refugees were registered throughout Europe at the same time, 2.5 million of them in EU countries. Overall, Africa hosted more than twice as many refugees as Europe.

Migrants from Africa are drawn all over the world, not just to Europe. Your motives for hiking are diverse: The main destinations for people from Africa who leave their continent are France, the United Kingdom, the USA and Saudi Arabia. Mainly people from North and Central Africa emigrate to France, people from East Africa and the south of the continent to Great Britain. The USA primarily attracts people from West and East Africa, while Saudi Arabia is attractive to North Africa.