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.
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.
More than 150 women and girls were raped, beaten, and brutalised over a 10-day period at the end of November.
More than 4 million people, one third of the population, have fled their homes since South Sudans brutal war began in December 2013
Millions of dollars in aid are believed to have been lost.
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