Tanzania’s Mtabila Camp finally closed

Published: 13 Dec 2012
Source: Pambazuka News

The residents of Tanzania’s Mtabila refugee camp are currently being returned to Burundi against their will. This population, most of whom fled to Tanzania in the 1990s, has been facing increasing pressure to return to Burundi for several years in something of a battle of the wills: on the one side has been the government of Tanzania which has been increasingly withdrawing services, banning planting of crops and offering incentives to leave the camp, and on the other has been a group of refugees who have dug their heels in and refused to move.[1]

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Programmes: Statelessness, Citizenship and Right to a Nationality
Regions: Great Lakes Region, Tanzania
Type: External Article, IRRI Blog