Tanzania urges UN to repatriate over 8,000 Burundi refugees

by The Associated Press

Camps for Burundi refugees in Tanzania

Tanzania’s government is urging the United Nations refugee agency to quickly repatriate thousands of Burundian refugees who it says want to return home.

Home Affairs Minister Mwigulu Nchemba said Friday that over 8,000 refugees are “pushing to be returned” after they registered for voluntary repatriation.

UNHCR in Tanzania did not respond to a request for comment.

In July, Tanzanian President John Magufuli suspended the registration and naturalization of thousands of Burundian refugees.


  1. Subject: “Tanzania urges UN to repatriate over 8,000 Burundi refugees”, by The Associated Press
    Aug 25, 2017

    Commentary, 27 Aug 2017
    It is interesting news item: Here we have 8000 starved Burundi refugees being kicked out from brotherly African country but at the same time Burundi is gallant enough to send 1800 soldiers to Somalia on UN Peacekeeping mission expedition.
    There is something deeply wrong with AFRICA .

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