Refugees often live in a state of limbo, waiting for governments to change or conflicts to end. In the meantime, time seems to stands still. But life doesn't stop when a person becomes a refugee - both the young and the old struggle to make it through the day and hope for a better future.
The European Commission spends more than 70% of its humanitarian budget helping refugees and displaced people in over 30 countries around the world. In East Africa, where more than 4 million people have been forced to flee their homes and seek refuge in neighbouring countries, the European Commission is present in the countries where refugees have settled, working with partners to provide life-saving humanitarian assistance.
In Tanzania where most of the Burundian refugees have settled, the European Commission has allocated €36 million for the refugees since 2015. Adrian is one of the Burundian refugees residing in a camp in Tanzania. He knows the pain of being separated from home and family. With the help of funding from the European Commission to partners, Adrian was reunited with his brother. Together, as they count long days at the refugee camp, they dream of going back home and starting life there afresh.
This is Adrian’s story.
Video by EU/ECHO