Lake Tanganyika

Lake Tanganyika is the world’s second-oldest freshwater lake, second-largest by volume and the second-deepest after Lake Baikal in Siberia. It is shared between four countries Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi and Zambia. It is the second largest lake in Africa.
Heavy storms, flooding and landslides has caused the rise of Lake Tanganyika. This has caused at least 84 per cent internal migration in East Africa’s Burundi in recent years. Communities in neighboring countries – Tanzania, Zambia and the DRC – have also been affected. Number of people in displacement camps have increased over the years because of the flooding.


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