This policy and practice brief by the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Conflicts (ACCORD) addresses the impacts of the large number of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Africa’s Great Lakes region.
The affected countries are already marked by fragile peacebuilding processes and conflicts triggered by competition for land and economic resources. The paper outlines how the influx of refugees threatens regional stability and increases pressures on local economies and natural resources. The concluding section presents several recommendations for alleviating the refugee crisis.
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