Since the Burundian civil war began in 2015, more than 250,000 people have fled to neighbouring countries such as Tanzania. Many are unaccompanied girls who have been orphaned or become separated from their parents during their journeys to safety.
I feel very secure under the care of my foster parent. She treats me like her own child
Plan International works in 3 refugee camps in Northwest Tanzania to connect the unaccompanied girls with foster families who take care of them. We are also working to trace the girls’ parents and reunite families where possible.
In the slideshow below, girls from Burundi share their experiences of living in Tanzanian refugee camps.
*Names have been changed to protect identities