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Hutu/Tutsi mixed marriage refugees leave for US

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A group of refugees from Hutu/Tutsi mixed marriages left Tanzania at the weekend for a new home in the United States, an IOM official told IRIN today. The 228 refugees, of whom 70 percent are Burundian and 30 percent Rwandan, have been granted refugee status in the United States because of their “unique vulnerability”, he said. The majority of the refugees are children under the age of 12.

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