Tanzania-Burundi: New Beginnings for the ’1972 Refugees’

Published: 12/Mar/2008
Source: IRIN

Banguabo Mosozi, 68, was a young man when he fled neighbouring Burundi to Tanzania, escaping violence that is estimated to have killed at least 200,000 people. That was in 1972. Now, a father of 14 with four wives, Mosozi is one of the 218,000 Burundian refugees living in three settlements in the western Tanzanian regions of Tabora and Rukwa. Like his fellow refugees, he faces the prospect of staying in Tanzania or returning home because the settlements – Ulyankulu, Katumba and Nishamo – are being closed down by Tanzanian and Burundi authorities, in collaboration with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

Read further: http://www.irinnews.org/report/77237/burundi-tanzania-new-beginnings-1972-refugees

Themes: Naturalisation and Marriage, Nationality and Refugees
Regions: Tanzania
Year: 2008