Chris de Bode/IRC/Panos

Nyanza-Lac, Makamba, BURUNDI

A ripped tiger pattern fabric at the house of Mathieu Nsanzugwimo who fled from Burundi to Tanzania in 1972 and returned in 2008 to find that his land had been taken over by relatives.Over the past few decades, hundreds of thousands of Burundians fled their homes due to political and ethnic conflict, with many settling in refugee camps in Tanzania. As the situation improved in Burundi these camps have closed down, with refugees either returning home or settling in Tanzania. The last camp, which hosted nearly 37,000 people, closed at the end of 2012 resultingin a flow of up to 1,500 people a day returning to Burundi.With funding from the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO), the IRC helps returning refugees reintegrate by providing legaladvice on land rights as well as supporting people to register births and marriages in order to obtain the necessary documents to access health care and education.

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Chris de Bode/IRC/Panos
Nyanza-Lac, Makamba
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50.94 x 34 cm (300 dpi)
20.05 x 13.39 inch (300 dpi)
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