Burundian refugees restore contact with their families

28 July 2016

Since the Burundi crisis began in 2015, more than 250,000 people have fled to the neighbouring countries of Rwanda, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda. Many families were split up as they fled. Now, people live with the terror of what might have happened to their relatives.

The ICRC is working with national Red Cross Societies to offer innovative ways of helping refugee families get back in touch, such as SIM cards for their mobile phones.