From the African continent to South America and South Africa, walls have always been the ultimate barrier.
They are meant to stop the invaders, and keep us safe.
But now, they have become a barrier for us as well.
A new report from the African Council of Governments shows that as of 2020, only 8 percent of the countries in the region had built walls on their borders.
In South Africa alone, less than half of the country’s 28.5 million people live within five meters of a border.
And the United Nations estimates that in 2019 alone, there were 7.5m border deaths.
The UN also says that in the past three years, at least 8,400 people were killed at the borders between South Africa and Botswana.
The report highlights the risks that a wall would pose to a nation that already has the world’s most dangerous situation.
The continent’s borders have been militarised and border guards are now armed with lethal weapons, and they are constantly moving across borders.
So what happens if we want to move on, without having to leave our homes?
So we started with the idea of building walls, because we don’t want to live in a world where borders are no longer necessary, said Fela Beniamy, who is in charge of the continent’s border security agency.
“The idea of a wall is not a radical idea.
I think it is a natural thing for countries to do, but it is also something that we are not willing to do,” she told Al Jazeera.
She said that the UN has set aside some $50m for projects that aim to reduce the risk of border violence, and for the UN’s Border Security Initiative, which is aimed at reducing the risk for people and the environment.
But it is difficult to find enough funding to build such projects, and it has been a struggle to build enough fences and walls.
“If you want to talk about walls, it has to be a fence and a wall,” she said.
The barriers are already there, and the fences are already broken.
The borders between Africa and the United States, which have been heavily militarised for decades, have become increasingly dangerous.
The US government recently reported that more than 1,000 people have died at the border since 2007.
Some of the deaths occurred in border areas where people have never crossed before.
The border with Botswana is also notorious for violence.
According to the World Bank, it is the world the most dangerous for people to cross, and its porous borders make it difficult for the international community to effectively deal with the problem.
The number of people who have died crossing the border to reach the US in the last decade is more than double the average for all of Europe.
The United States is also facing a refugee crisis.
As of February 2020, more than one million people were seeking asylum in the United Kingdom, which borders on Botswana and South African territory.
“A wall on the border is a disaster, it’s a barrier, and that is the problem, and we are going to have to deal with that,” Beniamya said.
“We have a population of 1.6 billion people and we have a border, we have fences, we’ve got military equipment, we’re having a very, very difficult situation.”