Dzaleka is the only permanent refugee camp in Malawi; it is located in Dowa district 45 kilometers from Lilongwe, the capital city of Malawi. It has a population of approximately 40,000 refugees and asylum seekers, mainly from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda and Burundi with smaller numbers of people from Somalia, Ethiopia and other countries.

There is a rich diversity of cultures within Dzaleka that everyone can discover and learn from. Each of the forcibly displaced persons in Dzaleka is a survivor and has an inspiring story to tell.

It is a fact that Tumaini Festival opens doors to many and draws large crowds of people who would otherwise never go to a refugee camp.

Tumaini Festival has succeeded not only to respond to these needs but also to bring a large number of people from all over the country and beyond to the refugee camp; to unite two seperated communities.

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