Leaf Global FinTech: Creating Financial Inclusion for Refugees
Today there are 65.6 million displaced persons in the world – the highest amount ever seen. Of the 22.5 million refugees worldwide, half are under the age of 18. According to UNHCR, 1.4m of those refugees come from South Sudan and 5.5m come from Syria. The refugee crisis is an important issue for Africa, which is seeing high amounts of displacement as well as hosting the 30% of the world’s displaced, the highest amount in the world.