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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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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Burundi Is The Unhappiest Place On Earth, And Might Have To Wait Until 2034 To Smile Again

In Africa Rwanda, Tanzania, South Sudan and the Central African Republic reported happiness levels below that of even war-torn Syria