Barthelemy is a Burundian refugee and staff member with MSF in Nduta camp, northwestern Tanzania, where MSF is the sole healthcare provider for 75,000 refugees. As a refugee himself, Barthelemy embarked on an extraordinary journey to reach safety and begin a new life with his family in Tanzania.
More support is desperately needed for the refugees and host community in Tanzania and across Africa, as COVID-19 outbreak surges
Pressure is mounting in Tanzanian refugee camps as the flow of refugees from Burundi continues on a large scale.
Dr. Alan Gonzalez is from Mexico and joined MSF in 2009. Here he describes his experiences providing care to children suffering from pneumonia.
A critical situation is unfolding for hundreds of thousands of refugees in Tanzania, with camps now at full capacity.
“People in Tanzania cope with tough living conditions because often they haven’t known anything else."
As large numbers of refugees fleeing unrest in Burundi cross the border to neighbouring Tanzania, the overcrowded refugee camp of Nyarugusu “has reached breaking point”.
Numbers reach breaking point in refugee camp Nyarugusu in Tanzania as people continue to flee neighbouring Burundi.