The Lugufu camp, the bigger of two in the area, was built in 1997 for up to 40,000 people. Administered by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent societies (IFRC), it now houses 60,000 and its numbers are swelling by the day.
Angry refugees claim that their two-week food ration lasts only three days. Jane Buchan, the IFRC head in Tanzania, said: “We are deeply concerned. We face a potentially explosive situation in Lugufu.”