It’s the world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis. One million have crossed into Uganda, and an additional “million or even more” are in Ethiopia, Kenya, DR Congo, and Central African Republic.
Politics in the Horn is best understood as a marketplace, where the currency is money and violence.
Unlike the US, which has numerous military bases around the world, China has exercised its global presence through peacekeeping operations.
Bidi Bidi in Uganda is one of the largest refugee settlements in the world. In June the country and UN appealed for $2 billion to support 1.3 million refugees. Just $350 million has been raised.
In 2016 more than 55% of refugees came from just three countries, but South Sudan has replaced Somalia as one of those countries.