The Role of Conflict Prevention for Preventing Refugee Flows SEGUN OLUSOLA President, African Refugee Association Ikeja, Lagos The incidence of violent conflicts is a serious global problem. It also has to be understood that no part of the world can remain peaceful in the real sense of it if some parts are still being wrecked by violent conflicts. The main aim of the African Refugee Foundation (AREF) is to ‘attack’ the root causes of ‘refugeeism’ and at the same time manage the problem of refugees and internally displaced persons in Africa. Prevention, as the African people say, is better than cure. Preventing violent conflicts is truly better than managing them. Since 1989 Africa has been experiencing more armed conflicts than any other continent. Conflicts, and especially violent conflicts, are inducing factors creat- ing political and economic instability and poverty in Africa. The violent conflicts, whether high or low in their intensity, have continued in all regions of the conti- nent. According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, there were 11 major conflicts in Africa in 1998. For the past two decades, violent con- flicts in Africa have intensified and produced both refugees and internally dis- placed persons
International Journal on Minority and Group Rights – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2001
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera