50,000 people flee Burundi to neighboring countries ahead of June elections

May 8, 2015 2:07 PM

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BUJUMBURA, Burundi – The U.N. refugee agency says more than 50,000 Burundians have fled to neighboring countries fearing violence ahead of the June 26 elections.

Adrian Edwards, a United Nations High Commission for Refugees spokesman, said Friday that a majority of the refugees are women and children, including a large number of unaccompanied children.

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