Burundian refugees die of Cholera in Tanzania

Posted: May 21, 2015 in Inter'l News

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Burundi which is one of the five poorest countries in the world is facing yet another crisis of cholera outbreak amongst refugees.

Tens of thousands of refugees stranded on Kagunda island, Tanzania are facing worsening medical problems which is giving the humanitarian aides hard time to cope.

At least 33 people have died, with 27 deaths believed to have been cholera related. The World Health Organization declared cholera a level 1 emergency in the region on Wednesday.

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According to reports, more than 100,000 of Burundians have crossed into Tanzania due to the political conflict in Burundi since April 26.

Africa is faced with the crisis of refugees here and there due to conflicts and acts of terrorism in her countries.

According to UNHCR, in the CAR, the escalation of conflict since December 2013 has left some 930,000 people internally displaced during 2014, while another 135,000 Central Africans have sought refuge in Cameroon, 22,000 in the DRC, 20,000 in Chad and some 10,000 in the Congo.

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