Burundi’s modern history is marked by political instability and civil war, and it is now one of the poorest nations in the world. Tensions still exist between the usually-dominant Tutsi minority and the Hutu majority.
Burundi is a small country located in central Africa. Unrest has meant that thousands of Burundians have fled across the border to neighbouring Tanzania, where Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is providing vital medical care in refugee camps.
MSF first worked in Burundi in 1992. Our work has focused on responding to disease, social violence and exclusion from healthcare.