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  • Appalling conditions for Burundi and Congolese refugees in Tanzania

    news DW, 19 June 2018, 20 Jun 2018 (1 month ago )
    About 355,000 refugees from Burundi and DR Congo live in western Tanzania, where they are barred from working or setting foot outside their makeshift camps. The conditions are "miserable," as Prosper Kwigize reports.
  • Refugee children battle for education in Tanzania

    news UNHCR, 4 January 2018, 20 Jun 2018 (1 month ago )
    In Nduta refugee camp, a shortage of funds sees some school classes held under trees.“When it rains everything gets wet,” says Irahoze, 14, who fled Burundi and now studies beneath the trees in Tanzania’s Nduta refugee camp. “When it’s windy, the branches fall and when the sun is strong it’s too hot...
  • Burundian refugees in Congo forge a better future

    news UNHCR, 17 April 2018, 20 Jun 2018 (1 month ago )
    To escape poverty, handicapped Burundian refugees founded the association Dufashanye, meaning “Mutual Support” in Kirundi, the language spoken in Burundi. The 32-member association set up a workshop in Lusenda refugee camp in South Kivu Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and helps refu...
  • Learning together forges friendships between Rwandan and Burundian students

    news UNHCR, 6 March 2018, 20 Jun 2018 (1 month ago )
    The Paysannat L School brings refugee and local children together in classrooms. Paysannat L started out in 1997 as a small primary school, but expanded in 2015 in order to accommodate thousands of Burundian children who joined the exodus after renewed violence broke out.
  • UNHCR calls on DRC to protect refugees after tragic killings

    news UNHCR, 19 Sep 2017 (10 months ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is urging the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to ensure protection for refugees and asylum-seekers after a shocking shooting incident in Kamanyola on September 15 in which at least 39 people were killed and another 94 injured [...]
  • From Russia with Love – International Flower Delivery Service brought to you by a Burundian Refugee in Rwanda

    news Reynolds Butari, a Burundian refugee young writer, psychologist and entrepreneur has opened his own business in Rwanda. A surprise delivery making clients smile ©Reynolds Butari, 29 Aug 2017 (10 months ago )
    Reynolds Butari is a young writer, psychologist and entrepreneur who grew up in Burundi and has opened his own business in Rwanda. In 2015, Reynolds started a flower delivery business in Burundi. Burundians abroad could pay online and have flowers delivered to their loved ones in Burundi. “People ...
  • Improving Community-based Protection

    news UNHCR strengthens leadership skills among urban refugee communities through trust building exercises between staff and refugees, 19 May 2017 (1 year ago )
    By: Ruslan Shabdunov | 19 May 2017 “I’ll be a corner!” “Move forward and hold the line!” “Innocent, form an angle and hold your position!” – These and other unusual phrases were heard one sunny morning throughout the neighborhood of Kicukiro district in Kigali. Passersby could see a group of b...
  • Burundian refugees continue to arrive in Rwanda at slow, steady pace as Burundi crisis passes two-year mark

    news According to UNHCR statistics 406 Burundian refugees arrived in Rwanda in April 2017, 26 Apr 2017 (1 year ago )
    By: Eugene Sibomana, Communications/PI Associate, UNHCR | 26 Apr 2017 Some media outlets today reported falsely that over 10,000 refugees fled to Rwanda in April 2017, when in fact, in April this year, 406 Burundian refugees arrived in Rwanda, which is even lower than in previous months in 2017. ...
  • Collaboration between Government of Rwanda and UN Refugee Agency has turned Mahama refugee settlement into a model town two years since open...

    news Mahama refugee camp is today a model settlement that sets the standard for other camps in Rwanda and even beyond., 21 Apr 2017 (1 year ago )
    21 Apr 2017 Since being opened by the Government of Rwanda and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) just two years ago, Mahama is today a model settlement that sets the standard for other camps in the country and even beyond. Mahama continues to grow in order to accommodate new arrivals who are fleeing ...
  • IMF paints bleak no-growth picture for struggling Burundi

    news Reuters, 19 Apr 2017 (1 year ago )
    The International Monetary Fund has slashed its projection for Burundi's economic growth this year to nil and projected just 0.1 percent in 2018. It gave no specific reason for the 2017 revision from 2 percent, but Burundi has been suffering from a severe drought like much of the wider region. ...