The International Rescue Committee’s experts have ranked countries based on their level of risks for humanitarian crisis in 2019. 21 countries made the list but they expose was on 10 top countries with Nigeria at the 8th position.
According to the IRC Vice-President for Emergencies, “2018 was a devastating year for millions around the world, with more people displaced from their home than ever. In many of world’s most challenging places, armed conflict and man-made crisis means life will get worse and not better in 2019.”
The top 10 risk countries for 2019 are ranked as follows;
Democratic Republic of Congo
Central African Republic
On the risk case for Nigeria, the IRC wrote;
“During 2018, Nigeria has experienced persistent attacks from armed groups as well as communal violence exacerbated by competition for water and land resources. As a result, over 2 million Nigerians have been displaced internally and 230,000 have sought refuge in neighbouring countries.”
For 2019 they think that;
“Violence could intensify, triggering more displacements and exacerbating food insecurity for millions of Nigerians. The Presidential election in February 2019 may also have destabilizing impact and could spark greater conflict, leading to further displacement.
Nigeria being in this list means we are the only West African country in it and the only emerging world power and economy it.