“‘I don’t know where to go’: Burundian Refugees in Tanzania under Pressure to Leave.”

Published: 17 Sep 2009

This paper outlines serious concerns regarding the protection of refugees in the country: once the camp is closed, approximately 30,000 refugees will be effectively homeless. Pressure to repatriate combined with a clear reticence on the part of refugees to return, calls into question the voluntary nature of the exercise. Meanwhile the outcome of a special scheme to offer naturalisation to a specific group of Burundian refugees – those who fled in 1972 – remains unclear.

Programmes: Causes of Displacement, Statelessness, Citizenship and Right to a Nationality
Regions: Great Lakes Region, Burundi
Type: Library, Paper