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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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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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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Destruction is evident in Malakal, once South Sudan's second city but now largely deserted. (Photo/Stefanie Glinski/IRIN)

Africa’s Worst Crisis In 24 Years: Ahead Of Peace Talks, A Who’s Who In South Sudan’s Splintering Civil War

More than 4 million people, one third of the population, have fled their homes since South Sudans brutal war began in December 2013


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A girl waits for the monthly rations at a food distribution site at the Imvepi refugee camp in Northern Uganda. (Photo/UNMISS/Flickr).

Inflated Numbers, Women Trafficked Back Into South Sudan: Uganda’s Refugee Record Tarnished

Millions of dollars in aid are believed to have been lost.