Tanzania Urged Not to Deport Refugees to Burundi
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is urging Tanzania's government not to forcibly deport tens of thousands of Burundian refugees to their home country, where it says their lives would be at risk. Tanzania Interior Minister Kangi Lugola says all Burundians in the camp will be repatriated starting from October, he said the plan is to send home 2,000 refugees each week. Nearly 75,000 refugees have already returned to Burundi.
Emergency aid workers say they are struggling to meet the urgent demands for water, shelter and food. Read more »