Burundi humanitarian crisis triples

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From OMEGA SSUUNA in Bujumbura, Burundi
BUJUMBURA, (CAJ News) –THE humanitarian situation is worsening in Burundi with the number of people needing assistance tripling to 3 million since
February.
This is almost a third of the population, 18 months after the outbreak of large-scale violence as President Pierre Nkurunziza clung to power at the
expiry of his second term.
In addition to the instability and the deteriorating economy, natural disasters have exacerbated the vulnerabilities of the communities even
further.
More than 4 million people have been affected by floods, landslides and storms within the last year.
Since the outbreak of the crisis a total number of 326 000 Burundians have fled to neighbouring countries and 139 000 are estimated to be internally
displaced.
Moreover, numerous schools are occupied by armed elements, putting children and education personnel at risk.
Rights groups said due to the nature of the crisis and atmosphere of fear and intimidation, protection violations go unreported.
Burundi has experienced intermittent conflict since the early 1960s, with over 300 000 civilians killed.
– CAJ NEWS

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