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Refugees from Burundi: Current Situation

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Pre-Crisis and Current Situation dates on this page
Influx figures are dated as of 1 April 2015, except for Uganda which is dated as of 1 January 2015
Refugees from Burundi: Current Situation JSON 
409,913
Last updated 02 Oct 2017
Source - UNHCR, Government, MIDIMAR 
Refugees from Burundi related to the current situation – breakdown per country JSON 
Location name Source Data date Population
Democratic Republic of the Congo UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2017
  9.8%
40,047
Kenya UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2017
  1.8%
7,181
Malawi UNHCR, Government 1 Mar 2017
  0.3%
1,099
Mozambique UNHCR, Government 1 Mar 2017
  0.5%
1,908
Rwanda UNHCR, Government, MIDIMAR 2 Oct 2017
  21.3%
87,493
Tanzania (United Republic of) UNHCR, Government 30 Sep 2017
  59.1%
242,463
Uganda UNHCR, Government 1 Oct 2017
  6.8%
27,849
Zambia UNHCR, Government 31 Dec 2016
  0.5%
1,873


Refugees from Burundi: Current Situation JSON 
Source - UNHCR, Government, MIDIMAR
Refugees from Burundi: Current Situation JSON 
Refugees from Burundi: Pre-Crisis JSON 
14,019
Last updated 30 Sep 2017
Source - UNHCR, Government, MIDIMAR 
Total Burundian Refugees (Pre and Current Situation) JSON 
423,932
Last updated 02 Oct 2017
Source - UNHCR, Government, MIDIMAR 
Burundian Refugees (Pre and Current Situation) - Breakdown by Country JSON 
Location name Source Data date Population
Democratic Republic of the Congo UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2017
  9.4%
40,047
Kenya UNHCR, Government 31 Aug 2017
  1.7%
7,181
Malawi UNHCR, Government 1 Mar 2017
  0.3%
1,099
Mozambique UNHCR, Government 1 Mar 2017
  0.5%
1,908
Rwanda UNHCR, Government, MIDIMAR 2 Oct 2017
  20.7%
87,922
Tanzania (United Republic of) UNHCR, Government 30 Sep 2017
  57.8%
244,861
Uganda UNHCR, Government 1 Oct 2017
  9.2%
39,041
Zambia UNHCR, Government 31 Dec 2016
  0.4%
1,873


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Financial information (2017)
$250,000,000
Total appeal
  Highlights
Following the death of 38 Burundian refugees and asylum seekers in Kamanyola, South Kivu, in a confrontation with armed forces, UNHCR is providing emergency aid and called for investigation.
25 Sep 2017
As of 31 August 2017, the number of new arrivals was 4,887 since January 2017. The arrival rate over the year is an average of 20 individuals per day so far. Of the 4,887 new arrivals, 52% have settled in Reception Centers and the rest of 48% have settled in urban areas ( Kigali, Huye).
31 Aug 2017
In the new site of Mulongwe works are ongoing with two operational partners (MEDEOR and CARITAS) working with their own funds. However, works have slowed down due to the worsening security situation in Fizi territory.
31 Aug 2017
Cholera epidemics was declared in the territories of Fizi and Uvira. No cases have been reported so far in refugees hosting structures. Preventive measures were put in place.
31 Aug 2017
Individual Refugee Status Determination processing has commenced in Nduta Camp in Tanzania for some 28,000 Burundian asylum seekers living in the camp. Tanzania has lifted prima facie refugee recognition in January 2017, after which arrival rates dropped significantly. Rwanda, Uganda and the DRC continue to accept Burundians on prima facie basis.
19 Jun 2017
UNHCR launched the 2017 Supplementary Appeal for the Burundi Situation. Currently 2% of the overall funding requirements (US$ 250 million) has been received. More funding is urgently needed to increase capacity and to decongest overcrowded camps.
22 May 2017
  News
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UNHCR calls on DRC to protect refugees after tragic killings

UNHCR, 19 Sep 2017

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is urging the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to ensure protection for refugees and asylum-seekers after a shocking shooting incident in Kamanyola on September 15 in which at least 39 people were killed and another 94 injured [...] Read more

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From Russia with Love – International Flower Delivery Service brought to you by a Burundian Refugee in Rwanda

Reynolds Butari, a Burundian refugee young writer, psychologist and entrepreneur has opened his own business in Rwanda. A surprise delivery making clients smile ©Reynolds Butari, 29 Aug 2017

Reynolds Butari is a young writer, psychologist and entrepreneur who grew up in Burundi and has opened his own business in Rwanda. In 2015, Reynolds started a flower delivery business in Burundi. Burundians abroad could pay online and have flowers delivered to their loved ones in Burundi. “People ... Read more

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Improving Community-based Protection

UNHCR strengthens leadership skills among urban refugee communities through trust building exercises between staff and refugees, 19 May 2017

By: Ruslan Shabdunov | 19 May 2017 “I’ll be a corner!” “Move forward and hold the line!” “Innocent, form an angle and hold your position!” – These and other unusual phrases were heard one sunny morning throughout the neighborhood of Kicukiro district in Kigali. Passersby could see a group of b... Read more

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Burundian refugees continue to arrive in Rwanda at slow, steady pace as Burundi crisis passes two-year mark

According to UNHCR statistics 406 Burundian refugees arrived in Rwanda in April 2017, 26 Apr 2017

By: Eugene Sibomana, Communications/PI Associate, UNHCR | 26 Apr 2017 Some media outlets today reported falsely that over 10,000 refugees fled to Rwanda in April 2017, when in fact, in April this year, 406 Burundian refugees arrived in Rwanda, which is even lower than in previous months in 2017. ... Read more

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Collaboration between Government of Rwanda and UN Refugee Agency has turned Mahama refugee settlement into a model town two years since opening

Mahama refugee camp is today a model settlement that sets the standard for other camps in Rwanda and even beyond., 21 Apr 2017

21 Apr 2017 Since being opened by the Government of Rwanda and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) just two years ago, Mahama is today a model settlement that sets the standard for other camps in the country and even beyond. Mahama continues to grow in order to accommodate new arrivals who are fleeing ... Read more