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The Humanitarian Crisis You Haven't Heard of in Burundi

Categories: Burundi, D.R. of Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania, Breaking News, Citizen Media, Disaster, Elections, Ethnicity & Race, Human Rights, International Relations, Politics, Refugees
50000 refugees have fled Burundi ( here at the border with Tanzania)  photo via Jamii Forums [1]

50,000 refugees have fled Burundi (here at the border with Tanzania). Photo via Jamii Forums

Following Burundi President Nkurunziza's announcement of his candidacy for a third term (unconstitutional by Burundi's existing law), a massive humanitarian crisis has hit the country as at least 50,000 refugees have fled the country after scenes of violence were reported in several cities. The occurrence of violence were often posted on social media platforms first under the hashtags #burundichaos or #sindumuja. The following infographic sums up the refugees situation as of May 8: