National Geographic : 1998 Oct
?eping out of harm's way in central Africa Bloody clashes in the heart of Africa have driven millions of people from their homes, including 332,000 refugees who in early 1998 resided in camps just inside the Tanza nian border. Near Kigoma, Jeanne Buchumi and her two children (above left) fled from fighting between Tutsis and Hutus in Burundi. At the Mtendeli camp some 31,000 refugees, many of them chil dren (above), still await repa triation. The end of the civil war in the Democratic Repub lic of the Congo persuaded some evacuees to return home in March (left). One relief worker, asked to charac terize the mind-set of a typi cal refugee, replied: "Stoic."