Repatriating refugees in the Great Lakes region often disregards individuals' circumstances, and may even put them at risk. A Refugee Life Jean-Marc is Burundian by nationality, but has never lived in Burundi. In 1976, he was born into exile in Rwanda where he lived as a refugee until the 1994 genocide when his father was killed and the rest of the family had to flee to Tanzania. Over... Continue Reading
Lucy Hovil is the Senior Researcher for the International Refugee Rights Initiative, where she has been leading a project focusing on issues of citizenship and displacement in Africa’s Great Lakes region. She was previously the founder and head of the Research and Advocacy department of the Refugee Law Project, Faculty of Law.