n Conflict Trends - Africa's refugees : patterns, problems and policy challenges

Volume 2002, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1561-9818



In recent years, the African continent has been characterised by a succession of large-scale refugee movements, internal population displacements and mass repatriation movements. In a number of countries, Angola, Burundi, Liberia, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Somalia, for example, large proportions of the population have been uprooted and forced to abandon their homes by communal and ethnic conflict, persecution and violence.

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