Burundi Unrest Leaves 50,000 Refugees Facing Dire Conditions in Tanzania

They are coming in their thousands, a steady stream of men, women and children bearing what few possessions they can carry as they flee their native Burundi and the pro-government militias who they fear are intent on death and destruction.
At Kagunga, a tiny fishing village on the shores of Lake Tanganyika just 2km (1.5 miles) inside Tanzania, an estimated 50,000 refugees are sleeping rough, waiting for a 100-year-old ferry, the MV Liemba, to carry them south to safety.
Conditions in the makeshift camp are dire, with families forced to sleep on the dirt; plastic sheets and tarpaulins provide their only protection from the elements.



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