Asylum Seekers in Africa

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More and more, African countries have shown extreme reluctance in accepting refugees and asylum seekers, in part due to the increased tensions between the continent's nations. A lack of sufficient funds and resources to care for even their own citizens, combined with widespread xenophobia, has often resulted in these same refugees finding themselves in a similar or worse situation than that from which they escaped. Additionally, already accepted refugees face forced evictions. In some countries, such as Zimbabwe, those seeking asylum are targets of crime and harassment.