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24 May 2002 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 24 May (IRIN) - Insecurity and the threat of it has caused thousands of people in the Great Lakes region to seek refuge in neighbouring countries, seemingly more secure than theirs. Some host countries have just emerged from war while others continue to suffer war or are faced with the threat of insurgency. The interrelationship of the security situation of the countries in the region has complicated its refugee matrix: There are Rwandan refugees in the Democratic Republic of Congo and in Tanzania, and Burundian refugees in Rwanda and Tanzania, and refugees headed home.