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These 10 countries are facing biggest humanitarian crises of 2020

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  • The International Rescue Committee humanitarian group has published its annual “Emergency Watchlist” listing the ten countries facing the world’s worst crises in 2020.
  • These countries combined are home to less than 6% of the global population, but produced 74% of the world’s refugees, the IRC said.
  • The crises they face largely include armed conflict, disease epidemics, and natural disasters, and so far see no signs of stopping.
  • Scroll down to see the list and why.
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Every year, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) lists the ten countries facing the world’s biggest humanitarian crises, in an effort to highlight the vast amount of work world leaders and aid workers need to do.

These countries combined are home to less than 6% of the global population, but produced 74% of the world’s refugees, the IRC noted.

The crises that they face — which largely include armed conflict, disease epidemics, and natural disasters — have changed little since last year, highlighting the “protracted nature of many of these crises and collective failure of the international community to resolve their root causes,” the IRC said.

Scroll down to see the countries on the IRC’s “Emergency Watchlist,” and the issues they face.

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