88 Bu­run­dian refugees head to the U.S.

Los Angeles Times - - The World -

A group of 88 Bu­run­di­ans who have lived as refugees in neigh­bor­ing Tan­za­nia for as long as 35 years be­came the first of about 8,500 to head to the United States for a new life.

The U.N. refugee agency in Geneva said the Bu­run­di­ans flew from Ki­bondo Camp in Tan­za­nia to the Kenyan cap­i­tal, Nairobi. From there they will con­tinue to var­i­ous cities in the United States, in­clud­ing At­lanta and Phoenix.

The U.S. State De­part­ment has said the refugees will be given the op­tion of ap­ply­ing for cit­i­zen­ship.

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