Tanzania, which has remained predominantly peaceful since independence, has hosted refugees from neighbouring countries for decades, including from Rwanda and Burundi. Its offer of naturalisation to over 200,000 Burundian refugees who fled in the early 1970s has been lauded for its generosity, and provides an unusual example of local integration being offered to refugees as a means to end their exile. However, it has also been criticised for its restrictive approach towards refugees, limiting freedom of movement and putting pressure on other groups to return to their home country.