Insecurity drives Burundians into Rwanda; Tanzania urges a return home
Thursday August 31 2017
Burundi refugees at the Gashora transit camp in 2015. PHOTO FILE | NMG
By the end of July, Rwanda had registered 86,359 Burundian refugees in six refugee camps — many of them in Mahama Camp in Kirehe District.
Rwanda has stated its vision under its Global Development Agenda as one that aims at “improving the socio-economic development of Rwandans and those coming into Rwanda – particularly as refugees.”
UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Protection Volker Türk and Tanzania Home Affairs Minister Mwigulu Nchemba met a few weeks ago to discuss protection of asylum seekers and refugees, including finalising naturalisation for the remaining 1972 Burundi refugees