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Refugees from Burundi: Total

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Refugees from Burundi: Total JSON 
367,878
Last updated 30 Nov 2018
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 had sought asylum in the region prior to April 2015. In addition to the population above, there are some 13,000 Burundian refugees and asylum seekers in Kenya, 8,700 in Mozambique, 7,700 in Malawi, 8,900 in South Africa and 4,900 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 Nov 2018
  11.5%
42,309
Rwanda UNHCR, Government, MIDIMAR 30 Nov 2018
  18.8%
69,089
Tanzania (United Republic of) UNHCR, Government 31 Oct 2018
  60.6%
222,823
Uganda 31 Oct 2018
  9.1%
33,657


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

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Regional RRP Financial Information (2018)
$391,196,905
Total appeal
Date of Funding Data 25 September 2018 (2 months ago)
  Highlights
Some 411 Burundians registered for training on business skills and access to finance launched by INKOMOKO Business Development for the 2019 cohort programme. The programme aims at bolstering the capacities of refugees to run businesses and contribute economically to the communities where they are integrated.
13 Dec 2018
In Lusenda and Mulongwe settlements the stocks of essential medicine remains severely depleted due to the underfunding for the Burundian situation. As result, refugees have experienced a reduction in the quality of care and there have been more frequent referrals to secondary health structures.
12 Dec 2018
In October, a special examination for Burundian refugees enrolled in the secondary school has been administered by the National Examination Council of Tanzania (NECTA) in all three refugee camps of Mtendeli, Nduta and Nyarugusu. Out of 959 registered Burundian students, 921 (96 per cent) attended the examination, which provides a recognized certificate by countries in the region and ensures continuity of education beyond secondary school in Tanzania.
11 Dec 2018
One of our anti-SGBV Initiatives is the MADE51. This artisan initiative allows refugee artisans, many of them women at risk of SGBV, to receive expert product development support and access to international marketing channels and sustainable livelihoods.
30 Nov 2018
Since 2014, UNHCR, in partnership with Safe from the Start, an anti-SGBV initiative supported by the US Government, has developed 15 new projects to reduce the risk of SGBV through access to cooking energy and the creation of livelihood opportunities for refugee women.
26 Nov 2018
The Regional Child Protection Network held an Information Sharing Session on Child Protection Responses to the Burundi and South Sudan Crises. The theme was 'The Critical Importance of Child Protection in Refugee Situations'.
21 Nov 2018
  Links
As Rich Nations Close the Door on Refugees, Uganda Welcomes Them
As many nations are securing their borders and turning refugees away, Uganda keeps welcoming them. And they keep coming, fleeing catastrophes from across this part of Africa.
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.
Radio Interview: Regional Refugee Coordinator and Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework Champion for the Burundi Situation
'Rwanda has open and welcoming policies which in fact have allowed refugees to attend Rwandan schools, they have the right to work, they have the right to open businesses. We want refugees to be become productive and to contribute to the communities in which they are living in.'
Refugee Students at M-Pesa Foundation Academy hone their skills in entrepreneurship, leadership and sports
This year, the Academy accorded UNHCR the status of a county and for the first time admitted six refugees to the institution. This is a significant step towards offering refugees opportunities for post primary education.
  News
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PRESS RELEASE: 16 Days of Activism: Grandi calls for better protection of refugees against sexual violence in the workplace

UNHCR, 26 Nov 2018

“The world of work can be particularly risky for refugees and other forcibly displaced people. Many are left with no choice but the informal sector, exposing them to unsafe and abusive working conditions, including gender-based violence.” Read more

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PRESS RELEASE: Helena Christensen urges support for world’s most underfunded refugee crisis

UNHCR, 14 Nov 2018

“We have to make difficult decisions every day about how to spend this very limited funding on things that should have equal importance,” Kenya said. “Do we build toilets, offer a variety of foods, do we build a classroom, do we buy clothes for a newborn baby? Whatever you choose affects the qualit... Read more

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Safaricom Foundation supports refugee students to hone their skills in entrepreneurship, leadership and sports - Kenya

UNHCR Kenya, 12 Nov 2018

“I want to help young people like me to be leaders in their own communities." Cynthia Awamahoro from Burundi is grateful for the privilege to access secondary school education. The soft spoken Cynthia has already been awarded different gifts for her leadership skills at the school. She has also le... Read more

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Joint statement by UNHCR and OPM on preliminary results of refugee verification exercise

UNHCR Africa, 09 Nov 2018

By the end of the verification exercise 1,092,213 individuals have been verified as present representing 76 per cent of the initial target. During the verification exercise, OPM continued to attend to the ongoing emergency and registered new arrivals in all settlements and at transit centers along t... Read more

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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