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WFP Food Assistance Reaches Refugees in Burundi

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WFP food assistance reaches 20,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo who have fled to Burundi to escape ethnic violence. There are four refugee camps in Burundi housing mostly Congolese. The children in this gallery are from the Bwagiriza Camp in the Southeast of the country (Ruyigi). For most refugees, their only hope is to one day return to their land of origin. In the meantime, UNHCR, the Government of Burundi, WFP and its partners ensure a basic standard of living is upheld in the camps through security, medical services, education and food assistance.