30 May

Joint statement from Burundian civil society to demand Tanzania to stop the process of persecution against Burundian refugees.

The Burundian civil society organizations signatories to this Declaration are deeply concerned by the humanitarian crisis affecting Burundian refugees in Tanzania. This situation, which has persisted and worsened since the end of 2019, should be of major concern to all those committed to human rights values. Forced to flee their home country, Burundi, due to violence and instability stemming from the 2015 crisis, these refugees found refuge in Tanzania. However, far from being a safe haven, this host country has become the scene of a series of atrocities perpetrated by the police and intelligence forces of Burundi and Tanzania. Operations carried out by night have been source of forced disappearances, arbitrary detentions and torture, turning refugee camps into places of terror rather than security.

URGENT Stop to forced repatriation of Burundian refugees from Tanzania