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  • More than 100,000 refugees vaccinated against cholera in Tanzania

    news UNHCR, 26 Jun 2015 (6 years ago )
    NYARUGUSU REFUGEE CAMP, Tanzania, June 26 (UNHCR) – More than 100,000 refugees have been vaccinated against cholera in a major initiative to prevent a repeat outbreak of the epidemic which killed 31 people last month in northwestern Tanzania. Twenty five temporary vaccination sites were set up in...
  • Regional emergencies push Uganda's refugee hosting to breaking point

    news UNHCR, 21 Dec 2015 (5 years ago )
    KAMPALA, Dec. 18 (Xinhua) – Three emergencies in Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) and South Sudan have push the number of refugees and asylum seekers in Uganda to astronomical levels, forcing the east African country to look up to donors for support. Uganda is currently host to 51...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Burundian Refugees in Urban Centres Wary of Uncertainty

    news The New Times, 03 Jul 2015 (6 years ago )
    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...