This article was originally published by The New Humanitarian and written by Obi Anyadike, Senior Editor, Africa. The original post can be found here.

Editors note from The New Humanitarian: This ongoing series explores the humanitarian implications of South-South migration. Although South-South migration flows are larger than the numbers of people heading South to North – with all the inherent risks of undocumented travel – these cross-border, intra-regional journeys tend to be neglected by governments and aid agencies.