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  • Rescue on Lake Tanganyika

    news UNHCR TRACKS, 26 May 2015 (6 years ago )
    Kagunga is a small Tanzanian village close to the border with Burundi. Wedged between a steep mountain range and the waters of Lake Tanganyika, it has little access to other parts of Tanzania except by boat. And so, almost overnight, this sleepy fishing community has become the focal point of a huma...
  • Cholera epidemic among refugee and host communities in Tanzania claims 31 lives, situation worsening

    news UNHCR, 22 May 2015 (6 years ago )
    This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 22 May 2015, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. With refugees still fleeing from Burundi into neighbouring countries, the cholera epidemic declared by the ...
  • Refugee numbers soar, as uncertainty in Burundi continues

    news UNHCR, 15 May 2015 (6 years ago )
    Briefing Notes, 15 May 2015 This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Karin de Gruijl – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 15 May 2015, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. While the coup attempt is reported to have been foiled, the situation in Bu...
  • Burundi refugee numbers in neighbouring countries reach 50,000 as violence continues

    news UNHCR, 08 May 2015 (6 years ago )
    Briefing Notes, 8 May 2015 This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 8 May 2015, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Since Burundi's civil war ended in 2005, it has seen some of the most promisin...
  • UNHCR: Sharp increase in number of Burundian refugees arriving in Rwanda

    news UNHCR, 28 Apr 2015 (6 years ago )
    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 ...