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VOA's Jackson Mvunganyi and Nanythe Talani host two special guests: Olwak “Shufto” Jenaro, a young Sudanese American write, whose new memoir tells the story of his journey from Khartoum, Sudan, to living as a refugee in Cairo, then, resettling in the U.S. as a child. Also, Refugee International President Jeremy Konyndyk, who will focus on the humanitarian crisis on the African continent - and the challenges faced at borders by people fleeing conflict, along with some of the responses by the international community and agencies providing help to millions affected by conflict.

Africa hosts three-quarters of the world's new internally displaced people (IDPs) according to the United Nations Refugee Agency’s (UNHCR) 2023 planning figures. 44 million people in sub-Saharan Africa are displaced, up from 38.3 million at the end of 2021.