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  • Improving Community-based Protection

    news UNHCR strengthens leadership skills among urban refugee communities through trust building exercises between staff and refugees, 19 May 2017 (9 days 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 month 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 month 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 month 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. ...
  • Diner gives Burundian refugee a taste of self reliance

    news UNHCR website, 05 Apr 2017 (1 month ago )
    Running a small neighborhood restaurant in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gives a cook back her pride and her independence.
  • Land needed urgently for camps for Burundian refugee arrivals

    news UNHCR, 07 Feb 2017 (3 months ago )
    As hundreds of Burundian refugees continue to flow into neighbouring countries every week, UNHCR is calling on host governments to urgently provide more land to ensure shelter and avert a drastic deterioration in conditions. The number of people fleeing Burundi, where peace talks have stalled, ha...
  • UN: Number of Burundian Refugees to Reach 500,000 This Year

    news NY Times / AP, 07 Feb 2017 (3 months ago )
    KIGALI, Rwanda — The number of Burundians fleeing political violence is expected to reach 500,000 this year, and the United Nations is seeking more land for refugee camps in neighboring countries, the U.N. refugee agency reported Tuesday. Hundreds have died in the East African nation since April ...
  • Drama helps Burundian refugee cope with challenges

    news UNHCR website, 27 Jan 2017 (4 months ago )
    Starting over in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a Burundian mother draws strength from her roles with an amateur theatre group.
  • Video: Burundian refugees stranded in Tanzanian camps

    news France24, 14 Dec 2016 (5 months ago )
    More than 300,000 refugees have fled Burundi since the start of political turmoil last year, many of them stranded in sprawling camps in neighbouring countries. FRANCE 24’s reporters visited the Nduta camp in Tanzania. Burundi was plunged into crisis in April 2015 when President Pierre Nkurunziza...
  • Burundi opposition reject mediator days after his arrival

    news Reuters, 13 Dec 2016 (5 months ago )
    Burundi opposition groups demanded an international mediator resign just days after he arrived, casting a shadow over already troubled efforts to resolve months of political violence. Mediator Benjamin Mkapa flew in on Friday at the head of an African peace mission, then gave a speech at the airp...