Unaccompained Children Fleeing Tanzania Due To Civil War

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Since civil war began in Burundi in 2015, more than a quarter of a million people are estimated to have fled into Tanzania and neighbouring countries – many of whom are unaccompanied children.

Some have been orphaned during the war, while others become separated from their parents and relatives during their arduous journey to safety.

Plan International works in three camps in Northwest Tanzania to match families with orphaned or abandoned children and young people. Unaccompanied and separated children are recorded, and emergency foster families are identified to host and care for them.

The fostering scheme is meant to be a temporary situation while the families live in camps. But many parents feel that they can’t go back to their lives in Burundi without their adopted children. In the longer term, Plan International Tanzania aims to trace children’s parents and reunite families where possible.

Since civil war began in Burundi in 2015, more than a quarter of a million people are estimated to have fled into Tanzania and neighbouring countries – many of whom are unaccompanied children. Some have been orphaned during the war, while others become separated from their parents and relatives during their arduous journey to safety. Plan International works in three camps in Northwest Tanzania to match families with orphaned or abandoned children and young people. Unaccompanied and separated children are recorded, and emergency foster families are identified to host and care for them. The fostering scheme is meant to be a temporary situation while the families live in camps. But many parents feel that they can’t go back to their lives in Burundi without their adopted children. In the longer term, Plan International Tanzania aims to trace children’s parents and reunite families where possible. #refugeechildren #nochildbehind #refugees #refugeecrisis #tanzania #burundi #fostering #scheme #charity #children #child #girls #education #safety #inclusion #parents #family #love #protection #childprotection #mondaymotivation #plan #ireland #dublin #refugeecamp #nduta #water #health #WASH #protect

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