Burundian refugee women in Tanzania face reduced access to reproductive healthcare as relocation looms
- In Nyarugusu, the third-largest refugee camp in the world, an estimated 20,000 of the 100,000 residents are in need of reproductive care.
- Overcrowding at the camp has led to plans for relocating a portion of the refugees to new camps, and with no health clinics currently built there, as many as 10,000 could face disruptions in healthcare.
- More than 200,000 have fled Burundi in the wake of political unrest, with half of the refugees currently residing in Tanzania.
“10,000 Refugees Are About To Lose Access To Reproductive Care” (BuzzFeed News)
“Thousands of Burundi Refugees to Move Out of Overcrowded Camp in Tanzania Amid Crisis” (VICE News)
Burundi Refugee Situation (UNHCR)
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