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Refugees from Burundi: Total

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Refugees from Burundi: Total JSON 
393,236
Last updated 30 Jun 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, 4,800 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 31 May 2018
  11.4%
44,958
Rwanda UNHCR, Government, MIDIMAR 30 Jun 2018
  17.4%
68,306
Tanzania (United Republic of) UNHCR, Government 30 Jun 2018
  60.3%
237,316
Uganda Office of the Prime Minister 30 Jun 2018
  10.8%
42,656


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 
327,527
Last updated 30 Jun 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 31 May 2018
  13.3%
43,526
Rwanda UNHCR, Government, MIDIMAR 30 Jun 2018
  20.8%
68,189
Tanzania (United Republic of) UNHCR, Government 30 Jun 2018
  65.9%
215,812


Refugees from Burundi: Pre-April 2015 Influx JSON 
23,053
Last updated 30 Jun 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 31 May 2018
  6.2%
1,432
Rwanda UNHCR, Government, MIDIMAR 30 Jun 2018
  0.5%
117
Tanzania (United Republic of) UNHCR, Government 30 Jun 2018
  93.3%
21,504


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Regional RRP Financial Information (2018)
$391,196,905
Total appeal
Date of Funding Data 12 June 2018 (1 month ago)
  Highlights
UNHCR’s Regional Refugee Coordinator (RRC) for the Burundi situation carried out a brief to Ambassadors and Head of delegations in Nairobi on the needs of Burundian refugees on July 6, 2018 at the invitation of the Australian High Commissioner, H.E. Ms. Alison Chartres.
10 Jul 2018
As of 12 June, the 2018 Burundi RRP is only 11% funded. Urgent funding is needed to meet the needs of Burundi refugees in DRC, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.
19 Jun 2018
In DRC, due to lack of shelter over 700 families are still waiting to be transferred to the new site of Mulongwe. Current funding only guarantees the construction of 100 additional shelters.
31 May 2018
Nyarugusu, Mtendeli and Nduta in Tanzania carried out a post distribution monitoring assessments on food security and refugee coping mechanisms in May 2018. This assessment is a first step to understand beneficiaries’ food security situation across the three camps.
31 May 2018
UNHCR’s Regional Refugee Coordinator (RRC) for the Burundi situation carried out a brief to Ambassadors and Head of delegations on the needs of Burundian refugees on the 4th May 2018 at the invitation of the US Ambassador, H.E. Robert F. Godec.
20 May 2018
On 28 March 2018 the second Tripartite Commission Meeting was held in Bujumbura, Burundi. UNHCR continues assisting returns of Burundian refugees from Tanzania who are voluntarily choosing to go to their areas of origin.
15 Apr 2018
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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

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Burundian refugees in Congo forge a better future

UNHCR, 17 April 2018, 20 Jun 2018

To escape poverty, handicapped Burundian refugees founded the association Dufashanye, meaning “Mutual Support” in Kirundi, the language spoken in Burundi. The 32-member association set up a workshop in Lusenda refugee camp in South Kivu Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and helps refu... Read more

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Learning together forges friendships between Rwandan and Burundian students

UNHCR, 6 March 2018, 20 Jun 2018

The Paysannat L School brings refugee and local children together in classrooms. Paysannat L started out in 1997 as a small primary school, but expanded in 2015 in order to accommodate thousands of Burundian children who joined the exodus after renewed violence broke out. Read more

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Refugee children battle for education in Tanzania

UNHCR, 4 January 2018, 20 Jun 2018

In Nduta refugee camp, a shortage of funds sees some school classes held under trees.“When it rains everything gets wet,” says Irahoze, 14, who fled Burundi and now studies beneath the trees in Tanzania’s Nduta refugee camp. “When it’s windy, the branches fall and when the sun is strong it’s too hot... Read more

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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