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Video: Burundian refugees stranded in Tanzanian camps

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More than 300,000 refugees have fled Burundi since the start of political turmoil last year, many of them stranded in sprawling camps in neighbouring countries. FRANCE 24’s reporters visited the Nduta camp in Tanzania.


Burundi was plunged into crisis in April 2015 when President Pierre Nkurunziza ran for a third term in power, despite a constitutional ban on presidents serving more than two.

The political turmoil sparked widespread violence that left hundreds of people dead, and forced hundreds of thousands to flee the country.

More than 18 months down the line, many of them are stuck in refugee camps in neighbouring Tanzania, in desperate conditions.

Click on the player above to watch the report by Nicolas Germain and Julie Dungelhoeff.

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