An Introduction to the 1972 Burundians
This twenty-page presentation informs service providers about Burundian refugees displaced in 1972, who remained in camps until resettlement began in 2006. It describes the background of Burundian refugees, including religion, language, and limitations in literacy, education, and employment. It explains other challenges they face in resettlement, including mistrust of service providers, traditional child rearing styles, alcoholism, and issues related to past trauma. The USCRI's approach to successful integration of Burundian refugees is examined, and program contact information is provided. The USCRI's complete Life Skills for Burundian Refugees resource is also available at www.refugees.org.
The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.