Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Suffering Refugees - Tanzania

About 355,000 refugees from Burundi and DR Congo live in western Tanzania, where they are barred from working or setting foot outside their makeshift camps. The conditions are 'miserable,' 

"The refugees live in this camp as if they are in prison,"Moso Molecha said. The 32-year-old is a refugee himself. He fled conflicts from his home town in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)fifteen years ago. "They are barred by the government from going outside this camp," Molecha said.
 A law enacted by the Tanzanian government that prohibits refugees from undertaking any type of local job. The law attempts to create a barrier between the camps and host communities. Locals are forbidden to offer any job including casual labors in agriculture fields or in small-scale businesses.

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