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Africa Vocabulary


Civil War is a war between groups of people within the same country
Drought is a long period of time with little or no precipitation (rain or snow)
Colonialism is control by one country over another area and its people
Desertification is the process by which a desert grows larger.
Refugee is a person who runs away from a dangerous situation towards a place of safety
Apartheid in South Africa) a policy or system of segregation or discrimination on grounds of race.
Humanitarian Aid brings short term relief to victims until long term relief an be provided by the government or other institutions
Colonization is the action or process of settling among and establishing control over the people of an area
Oppression is prolonged cruel unjust treatment or control
Scarcity means there is a short supply or shortage
Desalination is the process of removing salt from something such as water
Failed State is a country in which the government, economic institutions and order have been broken down
Civil Rights are class of rights that protect individuals freedoms from governments, social organizations and private individuals.
Created by: teachyoung



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