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Refugees in Rwanda , May 2015

Burundi

Refugees in Rwanda, May 2015

In May 2015 thousands of people arrived in Bugesera, Rwanda, from Burundi to escape escalating pre-election violence in Burundi after President Pierre Nkurunziza declared his intention to stand for a third term. Of more than 40,000 Burundians who fled during this time more than half crossed into Rwanda.