n Africa Conflict Monitor - Preventing mass atrocities in conflict - interviews with experts - : Africa-wide - informed opinions - interviews with experts

Volume 2015, Issue 06
  • ISSN : 2311-6943


Some 120,000 refugees fleeing political turmoil in Burundi in May 2015 represent the latest exodus of civilians from African conflict situations; 900,000 internally and externally displaced people are casualties of conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR), and millions more crowd refugee camps throughout the continent. International military intervention into African conflicts is a last resort to ensure the safety of conflict refugees. As South Sudan and Sudan show, when government leadership is unwilling to protect civilian populations, other solutions to ensure civilian safety such as international sanctions on leaders and indictments of accused war criminals are not yet fully effective.

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