One Day in Mahama Refugee Camp

Shade area and construction of durable shelter behind. Shade area and construction of durable shelter behind. © Martina Gastaldello

What does it mean to be a young Burundian refugee in Rwanda?

 

 

 

 

 

The political crisis escalated in Burundi since April 2015 has caused over 400,000 internally and externally displaced. For the past two years, Mahama camp at the Rwandan border to Tanzania has been home to thousands of Burundian refugees, who rely entirely on humanitarian aid for their daily needs and survival.

This article by Martina Gastaldello reports a day in the life of nine young men and women in the largest refugee camp in Rwanda, exploring their dreams and their fears.

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