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Inside Story - Escaping Burundi's Unrest

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Protests erupted in Burundi almost four weeks ago, after it was announced President Pierre Nkurunziza would be running for a third term. The government has since survived a coup attempt, but the crisis now seems to be spreading across the region.   The UN's refugee agency says more than 110-thousand Burundians have escaped to neighbouring Tanzania, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. What's being done to help them? And what impact will this have on an already stretched region. Presenter: Folly Bah Thibault   Guests:   Teresa Ongaro - UNHCR's Spokeswoman for East Africa, Great Lakes & the Horn of Africa.   Cara Jones - Assistant Professor of Political Science and Sub-Saharan Africa specialist at Mary Baldwin College.   Yolande Bouka - Burundi Analyst and Researcher of Conflict and Risk Analysis at the Institute for Security Studies