The Burundian conflict
Nadine lived in a country in the midst of a bloody conflict. Burundi’s civil war had begun earlier in 1993 and it was to be a long and violent war. When the conflict ended nine years later, more than 300,000 people have been killed and another 650,000 people displaced.
More than 20% of Burundi’s population were forced to flee their homes during the war. Some initially took refuge, hiding in Burundi’s swamps and forests, while others fled in large groups to the country’s urban centres. Most of the displaced people travelled to neighbouring countries in search of safety.