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  • The total number of refugees in Nduta Camp in Tanzania is already over 106,000 and camp facilities are overstretched. More land is needed very soon to host incoming Burundian refugees. Last week's average of daily arrivals into Tanzania was 724 refugees per day.
    highlight 08 Feb 2017 (3 years ago)
    Burundi / Burundi - Refugees
  • An evaluation of the 23,203 seedlings planted since 2015 in Lusenda camp assessed that 64% of them were growing well, thanks to sensitization sessions.
    highlight 31 Mar 2017 (3 years ago)
    Democratic Republic of the Congo / Burundi - Refugees
  • Uganda is now the ninth largest refugee hosting country in the world
    highlight 21 Jun 2015 (4 years ago)
    Uganda Burundi / Burundi - Refugees
  • A total of 18,807 Burundian refugees have been received in Uganda since the onset of the influx.
    highlight 13 Jan 2016 (4 years ago)
    Uganda Burundi / Burundi - Refugees
  • An EXCOM donor mission from Geneva visited Uganda to gain a deeper understanding of UNHCR and partners responses to refugee influxes.
    highlight 14 Apr 2016 (4 years ago)
    Uganda Burundi / Burundi - Refugees
  • There were 119,890 IDPs in Burundi as of April 2019 according to IOM’s Data Tracking Matrix, 76 per cent of the factors of displacement are linked to natural disasters, 24 per cent are linked to the socio political situation.
    highlight 12 Jul 2019 (10 months ago)
    / Burundi - Refugees
  • As of 18 June 2019, merely 27.9 million USD was received out of the total requirements of 106 million USD for the 2019 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for Burundi which includes the humanitarian needs of Burundian returnees. Out of the 31.4 million USD specifically required to support sustainable return and reintegration; less than 600,000 USD has been received thus far.
    highlight 15 Jul 2019 (10 months ago)
    / Burundi - Refugees
  • UNHCR welcomes Uganda Communications Commission directive to improve refugees’ access to SIM cards.
    highlight 20 Aug 2019 (9 months ago)
    / Burundi - Refugees / South Sudan - Refugees
  • We are pleased to announce that the Joint Refugee Return and Reintegration Plan (JRRRP), an integrated inter-agency response plan to ensure the sustainable return and reintegration of Burundi refugees from the five main countries of asylum (Tanzania, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda and Kenya) is now available online. The JRRRP articulates the joint strategy to receive voluntarily repatriating refugees and provide both humanitarian and development oriented community-based response activities reaching an estimated 74,000 assisted and self -organized refugee returns in 2017and 2018, up to 116,000 refugee returns projected for 2019, as well as an additional 82,000 community members in the six main provinces of return. The plan brings together 19 partners within Burundi, including Government ministries, UN agencies and NGOs with a rationale to assist displacement affected communities in Burundi by strengthening their absorption capacity and resilience. While UNHCR is of the opinion conditions in Burundi are not currently conducive to promote returns, UNHCR and partners are supporting a solutions oriented approach by assisting refugees who indicate they have made a free and informed choice to voluntarily return. More than 75,000 refugees have returned to Burundi through the assisted voluntary repatriation program since September 2017, while others have returned on their own, citing the wish to return to their houses and farms, and to reunite with family. With respect to recent media statements by the governments of Tanzania and Burundi about plans to repatriate refugees more quickly on a bilateral basis, UNHCR continues to call upon the commitment of both governments to uphold international obligations and ensure that any returns are voluntary and conducted in line with the Tripartite Agreement and as reaffirmed at the Tripartite Commission Meetings of August 2017 and March 2018. UNHCR is also urging all States to ensure that no refugee is returned to Burundi against their will, and that measures are taken to make conditions in Burundi more conducive for refugee returns including confidence building efforts and reintegration support for those who have chosen to go home.
    highlight 16 Sep 2019 (8 months ago)
    / Burundi - Refugees / Burundi - Refugee Returnees
  • UNHCR’s Regional Refugee Coordinator (RRC) for the Burundi situation carried out a brief to Ambassadors and Head of delegations in Nairobi on the needs of Burundian refugees on July 6, 2018 at the invitation of the Australian High Commissioner, H.E. Ms. Alison Chartres.
    highlight 10 Jul 2018 (1 year ago)
    / Burundi - Refugees