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Refugees from Burundi: Total

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Refugees from Burundi: Total JSON 
344,304
Last updated 30 Jun 2019
Source - UNHCR, Government, MIDIMAR 
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 sought asylum in the region prior to April 2015. In addition to the population above, there are some 13,800 Burundian refugees and asylum seekers in Kenya,7,800 in Mozambique, 8,300 in Malawi, 9,200 in South Africa and 6,000 in Zambia who are assisted within the respective country-level programmes. A further 42,200 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 Jun 2019
  13.2%
45,336
Rwanda UNHCR, Government, MIDIMAR 30 Apr 2019
  20.8%
71,490
Tanzania (United Republic of) UNHCR, Government 30 Jun 2019
  54.1%
186,156
Uganda 30 Jun 2019
  12.0%
41,322


Refugees from Burundi: Demography Chart JSON 
Source - UNHCR, Government, MIDIMAR

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UNHCR to launch first Global Refugee Forum

UNHCR Africa, 25 Jun 2019

The Global Refugee Forum is a unique occasion for States and others to come together and announce bold, new measures they will take to ease pressure on host countries, boost refugee self-reliance, and search for solutions. Read more

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Global forced displacement tops 70 million

UNHCR Africa, 20 Jun 2019

“What we are seeing in these figures is further confirmation of a longer-term rising trend in the number of people needing safety from war, conflict and persecution. While language around refugees and migrants is often divisive, we are also witnessing an outpouring of generosity and solidarity, espe... Read more

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Burundian refugees returning home need urgent support

UNHCR Africa, 14 May 2019

“We need more support from donors to mobilize a robust reintegration program with other UN and NGO partners,” said Catherine Wiesner, UNHCR’s Regional Refugee Coordinator for the Burundi Situation, while on a visit to meet returnees in Burundi. She added that increased support was necessary to ensur... Read more

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Japan contributes USD 7.5 Million to Support Refugees and Host Communities in Uganda

IOM, 16 Apr 2019

UNHCR Has received US$ 2,000,000 to respond to immediate protection needs at reception, collection, transit and registration centres countrywide. The protection needs to be addressed include registration and legal assistance; provision of semi-permanent shelter and latrines to persons with specific ... Read more

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UN Refugee Chief urges Security Council for firm response to record-high displacement

UNHCR Africa, 09 Apr 2019

Grandi appealed to Member States to bolster support for host countries. “85 per cent of the world’s refugees are in poor or middle-income countries. That’s where the crisis is. Support must be stepped up,” he said. “Their hospitality must not be taken for granted.” Read more

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Regional overview of the Burundian refugee population



Regional RRP Financial Information (2019)
$292,917,608
Total appeal
Date of Funding Data 9 July 2019 (13 days ago)
  Highlights
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.
15 Jul 2019
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.
12 Jul 2019
In Uganda, the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) jointly released the revised 2019-2020 Uganda Refugee Response Plan (RRP). The revision is a result of an exercise of planning figures, targets and budgets with a reduced refugee population as of year-end 2018 which started last February.
01 Jul 2019
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is pleased to announce the first ever Global Refugee Forum, which will take place on 17 and 18 December 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. The event, which is being held at Ministerial level, will be co-hosted with Switzerland and co-convened by Turkey, Germany, Ethiopia and Costa Rica.
25 Jun 2019
New Global Trends report on the state of the world’s refugees shows displacement continues to rise. In 2018, the world reached yet another tragic milestone. For the first time in recorded history the number of displaced people around the world eclipsed 70 million. By the end of the year, 70.8 million individuals were forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, or generalized violence.
20 Jun 2019
8,253 Burundian refugees have been assisted to voluntarily return so far in 2019, with some 1,801 assisted in March and 2,975 assisted in April.
12 Jun 2019
  Links
Global Trends in Forced Displacement Released Wednesday 19 June 2019
UNHCR’s annual Global Trends Report shows that nearly 70.8 million people were displaced at the end of 2018. Some 13.6 people were newly displaced during the course of the year.
Status of refugees in Africa
One on One with Deputy UNHCR Chief Kelly T. Clements (KTN News Kenya)
UNHCR Regional Refugee Coordinator for Burundi calls for more support to ensure sustainable returns and reintegration of Burundian refugees
“We need continued solidarity to meet the basic needs and protection for the majority of Burundian refugees who are not yet ready to go home and live in overcrowded camps with limited opportunities to support themselves and their families,” said Catherine Wiesner, UNHCR’s Regional Refugee Coordinator for the Burundi Situation. The Burundi refugee response and return operation are running on a very limited budget. UNHCR and partner agencies have through the Burundi Regional Response Plan for 2019-2020, appealed for US$ 296 million this year. Only 10 per cent of the financial requirements have been received.
UNHCR to launch first Global Refugee Forum
With tens of millions of people affected by war, conflict and persecution, the Global Refugee Forum will be an opportunity for countries to take stock of today’s situation and to strengthen the international response. It follows the new Global Compact on Refugees that was agreed last December by the UN General Assembly, and is part of its implementation.
Why including refugees makes economic sense
The new Director of the Africa Bureau Mr. Raouf Mazou explains why including refugees makes economic sense. It’s through supporting these private-sector initiatives and the ability of refugees to fend for themselves, to create value and wealth, that we will help them be economically included.