About 40% of Cameroon is covered in forest. Over about 25 years, 3 million hectares of its 22 million hectare forests have been cleared. That is about the size of Belgium.
Ongoing violence is rooted in intercommunal tensions and spurred on by rising extremism in the Sahel. Jihadists have recruited heavily among Fulani herders in recent months.
The lengthy nature of some of Africas wars is one of the main hindrances to ending the refugee cycle. The Somalia war is over 27 years and the DRC been in conflict since the 1990s.
The majority of fires on Mount Kenya are caused by peoplewhen they clear land with fire for domestic animal grazing, to gather honey, for cannabis cultivation and charcoal production.
Financial impact of IDPs in CAR is about $230 million, or 11% of the central African country’s GDP per year.