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Cholera Outbreak: Over 3,000 Burundian Refugees Affected

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A cholera outbreak in Tanzania has infected about 3,000 Burundian refugees who are seeking refuge in that country. Thousands of Burundians have fled their country to neighbouring Tanzania due to violence in their country following President Pierre Nkurunziza’s decision to seek a third term in office. According to the UN’s refugee agency, about 400 new cholera cases are being recorded daily. A UN spokesman has described the cholera outbreak as “new, worrying, and growing additional complication”.

31 people have been killed so far including two locals and 29 Burundian refugees. The UN has attributed the outbreak to the cramped, dirty conditions in Tanzania’s lakeside Kagunga area, where many of the Burundian refugees are residing. The UN refugee agency is predicting that the number of people fleeing Burundi could double in the next six months. 

 

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