Burundians still fleeing abuses-report

| Updated Aug 25, 2017 at 10:36am

 

 

Burundians are still fleeing their country due to ongoing threats and abuses despite government's insistence that many are returning.

A report by the International Refugee Rights Initiative (IRRI) says members of the ruling party's youth wing which has been described as a militia continue to carry out killings and enforced disappearances of those deemed not in support of their regime.

Testimonies collected from Burundians who arrived in Uganda between March and June 2017, challenged the Burundian government's official narrative, which urges refugees to "return to their homeland, because peace and security prevail on the whole national territory.

SOURCE: NEWS24



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