BURUNDI REFUGEE CRISIS

BURUNDI REFUGEE CRISIS

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  • Over 300,000 Burundians have fled to neighbouring countries
  • UN predicts rise in number of Burundian refugees this year
  • UNHCR fears neighbouring countries will struggle to provide aid
The UN Refugee Agency has predicted that the number of refugee arrivals from Burundi will continue to rise in the remaining months of this year.
The agency however fears that Uganda and neighbouring Tanzania, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo and aid agencies will struggle to continue providing adequate shelter, protection and life-saving services.
Over 300,000 Burundians have fled from violence, threats, extrajudicial killings, abduction, torture and persecution since the political violence that erupted in April last year.

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