Yaya Dia Adama escaped violence in CAR and came to the Gado refugee camp in Cameroon with her five children. She makes a living as a seamstress. (Photo/Ryan Brown/UN Women/Flickr).

Refugees In Africa Doubled Between 2009 And 2016, From 2.1M To 4.9M: Here’s Why They Stay Put Despite End To Conflict At Home

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.


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Fires on Mount Kenya are a regular occurrence. (Photo/BBC).

This Year Over 100 Forest Fires Have Been Reported In Mount Kenya, But A Really Big Is Raging Now: Why It’s Burning And How They Can Be Stopped

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.


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An IDP camp near the airport in the CAR capital Bangui in June 2014. (Photo/Catianne Tijerina/MINUSCA/Flickr).

Internally Displaced Persons Cost Global Economy $13Bn A Year, With Central African Republic Having Highest Impact

Financial impact of IDPs in CAR is about $230 million, or 11% of the central African country’s GDP per year.


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A cleared minefield in South Sudan. The worst is not over. (Photo/UNMISS/Flickr).

South Sudan’s Nightmare Not About To End, As Thousands Flee Renewed Violence

There are more than 70 armed groups in South Sudan and one that didnt sign last year’s accord. Five years of civil war have left 1.9 million internally displaced and 2.4 million living as refugees in neighbouring countries.


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Tired, cold and hungry women rest on board Phoenix rescue boat off Malta in November 2016. (Photo/Giuseppe Carotenuto/UNHCR).

Mediterranean Crossing Just Got Even More Dangerous, As 201 Drown So Far In January 2019 Alone

EU policies, including the decision to enable the Libyan Coast Guard to intercept and return migrants, are contributing to a cycle of extreme abuse.