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.
Some 115,000 Burundian and Congolese refugees living in Tanzania will be vaccinated against cholera in a mass campaign carried out by MSF this month.
A cholera outbreak has struck overcrowded camps where thousands of Burundian refugees are gathering in Tanzania.