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Tanzania -- Refugees

The refugee situation in Tanzania has been greatly affected by the political instability of neighboring countries like Uganda, Burundi, and Rwanda. In early 1994, Tanzania was host to about 480,000 refugees from Burundi, 50,000 from Rwanda, 60,000 from Mozambique, 15,000 from Zaire, 3,000 from South Africa, and 1,200 from Somalia. By late June 1994, at least 436,500 new refugees had moved into western Tanzania from Rwanda because of ethnic conflicts in that country.

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