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Refugees from Burundi: Total

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Refugees from Burundi: Total JSON 
384,062
Last updated 30 Sep 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 and asylum seekers in Kenya, 8,500 in Mozambique, 7,500 in Malawi and 5,000 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 and are not included in these figures.
Refugees from Burundi: Breakdown By Location JSON 
Location name Source Data date Population
Democratic Republic of the Congo UNHCR, Government 30 Sep 2018
  12.2%
47,023
Rwanda UNHCR, Government, MIDIMAR 30 Sep 2018
  17.9%
68,764
Tanzania (United Republic of) UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2018
  59.2%
227,510
Uganda Office of the Prime Minister 31 Jul 2018
  10.6%
40,765


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 
320,275
Last updated 30 Sep 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 30 Sep 2018
  14.2%
45,587
Rwanda UNHCR, Government, MIDIMAR 30 Sep 2018
  21.4%
68,648
Tanzania (United Republic of) UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2018
  64.3%
206,040


Refugees from Burundi: Pre-April 2015 Influx JSON 
23,022
Last updated 30 Sep 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 Sep 2018
  6.2%
1,436
Rwanda UNHCR, Government, MIDIMAR 30 Sep 2018
  0.5%
116
Tanzania (United Republic of) UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2018
  93.3%
21,470


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Regional RRP Financial Information (2018)
$391,196,905
Total appeal
Date of Funding Data 25 September 2018 (25 days ago)
  Highlights
54 per cent of the Burundian Refugee population are children. In response to this crisis, and in light of the serious impact on children, UNHCR and child protection partners have come together to jointly agree on a Regional Plan of Action for the Protection of Refugee Children for the period January to December 2018. Download the document here https://bit.ly/2QVzk2i
17 Oct 2018
52% of the total 232,716 Burundian refugees will remain in emergency shelters and over 17,600 refugee students will continue to attend classes under trees due to under-funding of the Burundian Refugee Situation.
15 Oct 2018
Food ration cuts have left refugees with insufficient to feed families. Shelters are in desperate conditions in places, health centres are struggling to cope with the number of patients, classrooms are overcrowded, and capacity to help unaccompanied children and survivors of sexual violence is very limited.
12 Oct 2018
The Burundian refugee situation is at present the lowest funded of any situation globally. At present just 28 per cent of the US$206 million needed has been received. The impact on the 400,000 refugees in neighbouring countries is acute.
09 Oct 2018
The lack of funding has stopped UNHCR’s cash-based assistance programme in Rwanda’s Mahama camp for 19,500 families, severely affecting refugees’ ability to meet their own basic needs.
09 Oct 2018
In Uganda’s Nakivale settlement thousands of refugee families are using overcrowded communal latrines, with risk of disease outbreaks, little privacy, and exposure of women and children in particular to protection risks. Education is very basic, with insufficient learning materials and overcrowded classrooms.
09 Oct 2018
  Links
Burundian refugee living in Rwanda and in the quest to learn English.
"This school is fantastic. I enjoy studying here."
Four million refugee children go without schooling: UNHCR report
Turn the Tide: Refugee Education in Crisis study finds refugee enrolment in school is failing to keep pace with growing displacement worldwide.
Highlighted Underfunded Situations in 2018
In Tanzania, some 52 per cent of the 232,716 Burundian refugees there are still living in emergency shelters designed for short term use – even years after their arrival. In the absence of school buildings, almost 18,000 refugee children are making do with classes beneath trees.
Refugee children battle for education in Tanzania
With not enough schools for the children, and a shortfall of funds, classes are having to take place under the trees in refugee camps in Tanzania. But when it rains, or is too windy, school is cancelled. The poor conditions mean that thousands of students have dropped out, with only 75% of primary aged school children attending classes.
Tanzania - SGBV Working Group
Tanzania - SGBV Working Group
  News
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Refugees bear cost of massive underfunding

UNHCR, 10 Oct 2018

Funding for the world’s forcibly displaced and stateless people is becoming increasingly squeezed, with barely more than half of needs being met, and worsening hardship and risks for many refugees, other displaced people and the communities they live among. Six refugee and displacement situations gl... Read more

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World leaders voice strong support for new refugee deal at UN General Assembly

UNHCR, 24 Sep 2018

"Almost nine in 10 of the world’s refugees are hosted in developing countries, where they often live in remote areas with significant development challenges. The impact on local services, infrastructure and resources “is colossal,” Grandi said. “Host countries have kept their borders open at a time ... Read more

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Burundian refugee returns must be voluntary and sustainable

UNHCR, 24 Aug 2018

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and partners are urging Tanzania to ensure Burundian refugee returns are voluntary and based on individual choices – in keeping with the country’s longstanding history of generosity toward those fleeing persecution, and in line with its international obligations. Read more

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British Hollywood actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw met with refugees this week in Rwanda’s Mahama and Gihembe refugee camps, on her first trip with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.

UNHCR Rwanda, 14 Aug 2018

“It’s one thing to hear about UNHCR’s work, and another to witness it first-hand. It has been eye-opening to meet the refugees who have fled unimaginable violence and suffering, and to hear their stories. Read more

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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