Tanzania Calls for Removal of Sanctions On Burundi

The Tanzanian government has appealed to the international community to remove economic sanctions imposed on Burundi and provide support to the country to receive its citizens who are returning back home.

The Director of the Refugees Services Department in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Sudi Mwakibasi, said the international community should intervene and see how they can support the creation of a good living environment in Burundi so that refugees would not be tempted to return to Tanzania. Belgium's Ambassador to Tanzania Peter Van Acker stressed that repatriation of refugees should be voluntary and pledged that they will continue to campaign and mobilise resources to support Tanzania in refugee operations.

In 2017, the Tanzanian government in collaboration with refugee organisations in the country, to began the process of voluntarily registering and repatriating refugees in all three camps in the Kigoma Region.


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