Refugees from Burundi: Post-Influx

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Refugees from Burundi: Post-Influx JSON 
Source - UNHCR, Government, MIDIMAR 
Last updated 15 Aug 2017
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Source - UNHCR, Government, MIDIMAR
Refugees from Burundi: Post-Influx JSON 
Refugees from Burundi: Post-Influx JSON 
Refugees from Burundi: Post-Influx JSON 
Location name Source Data date Population
Eastern UNHCR, Government, MIDIMAR 14 Aug 2017
Kigali UNHCR, Government, MIDIMAR 15 Aug 2017
Southern UNHCR, Government, MIDIMAR 14 Aug 2017

Refugees from Burundi: Pre-Influx JSON 
Last updated 31 Mar 2015
Source - UNHCR, Government, MIDIMAR 
Refugees from Burundi: Total JSON 
Last updated 15 Aug 2017
Source - UNHCR, Government, MIDIMAR 
  Latest Documents
Financial information (2017)
Total Appeal$58,000,000
Received to Date$2,300,000
Gap $55,700,000
Received to Date
Last Modified 23 May 2017 (2 months ago)

Almost 21,000 Burundians flee to Rwanda this month to escape electoral violence
28 Apr 2015

Improving Community-based Protection

UNHCR strengthens leadership skills among urban refugee communities through trust building exercises between staff and refugees, 19 May 2017

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... Read more


Burundian refugees continue to arrive in Rwanda at slow, steady pace as Burundi crisis passes two-year mark

According to UNHCR statistics 406 Burundian refugees arrived in Rwanda in April 2017, 26 Apr 2017

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. ... Read more


Collaboration between Government of Rwanda and UN Refugee Agency has turned Mahama refugee settlement into a model town two years since opening

Mahama refugee camp is today a model settlement that sets the standard for other camps in Rwanda and even beyond., 21 Apr 2017

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 ... Read more


Burundian Refugees in Urban Centres Wary of Uncertainty

The New Times, 03 Jul 2015

The uncertainty regarding the length of the political stalemate back home is gnawing on the minds of desperate Burundian refugees in Rwanda’s urban centres. Those who opted to fend for themselves in urban centres are under pressure to spend less, thanks to strains on their financial resources. Th... Read more


UNHCR: Sharp increase in number of Burundian refugees arriving in Rwanda

UNHCR, 28 Apr 2015

Briefing Notes, 28 April 2015 This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Ariane Rummery – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 28 April 2015, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Over the weekend, the number of Burundian refugees crossing into Rwanda ... Read more

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