Burundi: Conflict Profile
Although much of the violence has subsided in recent years, extreme poverty, a lack of law and order and ongoing human right violations, as well as the difficulty of integrating former rebels into state institutions, continue to be major barriers to stability and sustainable peace in the country.
In April 2015, protests began against the president’s decision to run for a contested third consecutive term. Since then, the security situation has deteriorated, with more than 400 people killed and 200,000 fleeing to neighbouring countries.
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