Menu
Refugees from Burundi: Total

The boundaries and names shown and the designations used on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the United Nations

JSON 
 
Refugees from Burundi: Total JSON 
398,844
Last updated 31 May 2018
Source - UNHCR, Government, MIDIMAR, Office of the Prime Minister 
A note on the refugee population from Burundi
The above total reflects the refugee population covered by the Burundi Regional Refugee Response Plan and includes Burundian refugees who fled since April 2015, as well as some 37,000 Burundian refugees who had sought asylum in the region prior to April 2015. In addition to the population above, there are some 13,200 Burundian refugees in Kenya, 4,800 in Mozambique, 3,600 in Malawi and 2,500 in Zambia who are assisted within the respective country-level programmes. A further 23,000 Burundian refugees, who have lived for decades in Tanzania, no longer receive assistance.
Refugees from Burundi: Breakdown By Location JSON 
Location name Source Data date Population
Democratic Republic of the Congo UNHCR, Government 30 Apr 2018
  11.9%
47,293
Rwanda UNHCR, Government, MIDIMAR 31 May 2018
  17.3%
68,843
Tanzania (United Republic of) UNHCR, Government 31 May 2018
  60.4%
240,776
Uganda Office of the Prime Minister 31 May 2018
  10.5%
41,932


Refugees from Burundi: Demography Chart JSON 
Source - UNHCR, Government, MIDIMAR, Office of the Prime Minister
Refugees from Burundi: Total (Post-April 2015 Time Chart) JSON 
Refugees from Burundi: Post-April 2015 Influx JSON 
333,823
Last updated 31 May 2018
Source - UNHCR, Government, MIDIMAR 
Refugees from Burundi: Post-April 2015 Influx Breakdown By Location JSON 
Location name Source Data date Population
Democratic Republic of the Congo UNHCR, Government 31 Mar 2018
  13.7%
45,860
Rwanda UNHCR, Government, MIDIMAR 31 May 2018
  20.6%
68,727
Tanzania (United Republic of) UNHCR, Government 31 May 2018
  65.7%
219,236


Refugees from Burundi: Pre-April 2015 Influx JSON 
23,089
Last updated 31 May 2018
Source - UNHCR, Government, MIDIMAR 
Refugees from Burundi: Pre-April 2015 Influx Breakdown by Location JSON 
Location name Source Data date Population
Democratic Republic of the Congo UNHCR, Government 30 Apr 2018
  6.2%
1,433
Rwanda UNHCR, Government, MIDIMAR 31 May 2018
  0.5%
116
Tanzania (United Republic of) UNHCR, Government 31 May 2018
  93.3%
21,540


Loading Latest Documents

["documents",{"title_language_ar":"","title_language_en":"Latest Documents","title_language_es":"","title_language_fr":"","subtitle_language_ar":"","subtitle_language_en":"","subtitle_language_es":"","subtitle_language_fr":"","order":"","limit":"5","doc_type":"","groupByCategory":"1","async":"1","type":"situation","widget_id":74422,"position":"left","locale":"en","title":"Latest Documents","subtitle":"","sv_id":13,"geo_id":0}]
Regional RRP Financial Information (2018)
$391,196,905
Total appeal
Date of Funding Data 12 June 2018 (10 days ago)
  Highlights
As of 12 June, the 2018 Burundi RRP is only 11% funded. Urgent funding is needed to meet the needs of Burundi refugees in DRC, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.
19 Jun 2018
The rehabilitation of the Katalukulu Health Center near Mulongwe site (South Kivu) was completed and medical staff was hired. The Center will benefit both Burundian refugees and host community.
28 Feb 2018
As Uganda confirms active cholera outbreak, UNHCR and health actors alarmed at deteriorating situation in Kyangwali
23 Feb 2018
In Lusenda camp, 400 new blocs of showers and latrines were under construction. The water network was being extended to reach all areas of the camp.
31 Dec 2017
1,700 Burundian refugees were transferred to the new site of Mulongwe (South Kivu Province) since its opening in late November.
31 Dec 2017
In September, close to 3,000 Burundian refugees and asylum seekers were newly recorded in the region. The largest number was recorded in Uganda with 1,154 newly registered Burundian refugees.
01 Oct 2017
  News
...

Appalling conditions for Burundi and Congolese refugees in Tanzania

DW, 19 June 2018, 20 Jun 2018

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. Read more

...

Burundian refugees in Congo forge a better future

UNHCR, 17 April 2018, 20 Jun 2018

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... Read more

...

Learning together forges friendships between Rwandan and Burundian students

UNHCR, 6 March 2018, 20 Jun 2018

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. Read more

...

Refugee children battle for education in Tanzania

UNHCR, 4 January 2018, 20 Jun 2018

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... Read more

...

UNHCR calls on DRC to protect refugees after tragic killings

UNHCR, 19 Sep 2017

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 [...] Read more