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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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.


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South Sudan: no country for girls and women. (Photo/UNMISS).

Brutal Attacks Against Women And Girls In South Sudan Reported, As Strife-Torn Country’s Levels Of Sexual Violence Continue

More than 150 women and girls were raped, beaten, and brutalised over a 10-day period at the end of November.


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Thousands demand an end to xenophobic violence in South Africa recently. (Photo/Kim Ludbrook/EPA)

Survey Shows 70% Of South Africans Feel Immigrants Pose A Threat To The Country, And That Fuels Xenophobia

Remarkably, the most frequently mentioned non-threat explanation for kind of hate crime was envy of the success or ingenuity of foreigners.


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Over recent years drought has forced the Fulani to move from their traditional areas. (Photo/Carsten ten Brink/Flickr).

Fulani Militias Killed 217 People, Boko Haram Murdered 70 Over Same Period – Nigeria’s New Menace

It is one element of a wider problem of rampant criminality that is either ignored or encouraged by local politicians