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Refugees from Burundi: Total

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Refugees from Burundi: Total JSON 
367,552
Last updated 31 Oct 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, 8,500 in Mozambique, 7,700 in Malawi, 8,900 in South Africa 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 Oct 2018
  11.5%
42,308
Rwanda UNHCR, Government, MIDIMAR 30 Sep 2018
  18.7%
68,764
Tanzania (United Republic of) UNHCR, Government 31 Oct 2018
  60.6%
222,823
Uganda 31 Oct 2018
  9.2%
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 (1 month ago)
  Highlights
UNHCR High profile supporter, model and photographer Helena Christensen is calling for urgent funding and global attention for Burundian refugees living in Rwanda following a trip with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.
14 Nov 2018
Both UNHCR Burundi and Tanzania operations are in need of additional resources to scale up the operation to reach 2,000 returnees per week as agreed to at the March 2018 Tripartite Commission meeting, as well as to continue attending to the humanitarian needs of refugees in Tanzania and to support returnees in Burundi.
12 Nov 2018
From January to 30 September 2018 a total of 38,390 refugees were assisted to voluntarily repatriate to Burundi from Tanzania in 88 convoys (bringing the total from September 2017 to 52,260).
08 Nov 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.
29 Oct 2018
Education is very basic, with insufficient learning materials and overcrowded classrooms in all countries of asylum. In Tanzania, over 17,600 Burundi refugee students are attending classes under trees.
24 Oct 2018
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
  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: 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

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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