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Film: In this series of short films Burundian women look at key issues in the wake of the civil war, which ended in 2005. More than 1 million Burundians were internally displaced or forced to flee the country as a result of the 12-year civil conflict which killed over 300,000 people.

Rosette Nizigama Marie Goretti Valerie Ashishakiye
4 March 2013

In this series of short films Burundian women look at key issues in the wake of the civil war, which ended in 2005. 

More than 1 million Burundians were internally displaced or forced to flee the country as a result of the 12-year civil conflict which killed over 300,000 people.

Today, there are still around 157,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) living in settlements in Burundi, and 84,000 Burundian refugees remain in neighbouring countries.

20,000 Burundian refugees were expected to return home in 2012. Land pressure is already high, and with every repatriated refugee intensifies further.

Republished with the permission of International Alert. See more from International Alert here.

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