The majority of those who fled the country sought refuge in neighboring countries, such as Cameroon, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the Republic of the Congo, with smaller numbers in Sudan and South Sudan.
Where do refugees in Africa go?
Though poor, Uganda is the largest refugee-hosting country in Africa, with over a million refugees, most of them from South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Burundi and Somalia. Kenya, Sudan, DRC and Ethiopia are also among the top refugee-hosting countries on the continent.
What region in Africa are most of the refugees fleeing from?
The protracted conflict in South Sudan has caused one of the largest refugee crises in Africa. About 1.6 million people are displaced within the country, and an additional 2.2 million are refugees who fled to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, and Uganda.
What’s wrong with Central African Republic?
The Central African Republic has been ravaged by violence since a coalition of predominantly Muslim rebels known as Seleka, or “alliance” in the Sango language, seized power in March 2013. Their brutal rule gave rise to the opposing “anti-Balaka” Christian militias.
What is the main religion in Central African Republic?
Christianity is the largest religion in Central African Republic, with Catholicism being the largest branch. Islam is practiced by 9 percent of the population.