Refugees from Burundi: Total

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Refugees from Burundi: Total JSON 
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
Rwanda UNHCR, Government, MIDIMAR 30 Nov 2018
Tanzania (United Republic of) UNHCR, Government 31 Oct 2018
Uganda 31 Oct 2018

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

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Regional RRP Financial Information (2018)
Total appeal
Date of Funding Data 7 November 2018 (1 month ago)
In a historic decision, the member states of the UN General Assembly today agreed on a new international framework – known as the Global Compact on Refugees – that will transform the way the world responds to mass displacement and refugee crises, benefiting both refugees and the communities that host them.
17 Dec 2018
Talented refugee models who met with UNHCR High Profile Supporter, Helena Christensen, in October 2018 grace Vogue Magazine.
14 Dec 2018
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
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."
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.
UN General Assembly agrees on an innovative global framework to better serve the forcibly displaced and their host communities.
After two years of extensive consultations led by UNHCR with member states, international organizations, refugees, civil society, the private business sector and experts, this new global deal will provide more robust support for the countries where most refugees live.

States reach historic deal for refugees and commit to more effective, fairer response

UNHCR, 18 Dec 2018

“No country should be left alone to respond to a huge influx of refugees,” said the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi. “Refugee crises call for a global sharing of responsibility, and the compact is a powerful expression of how we work together in today’s fragmented world.” Read more


Meets the Models Changing Stereotypes in Mahama Refugee Camp, Rwanda

Vogue Magazine, 17 Dec 2018

"Being in a refugee camp isn’t easy and we want to bring happiness and light to our lives.” They’re active and they are ‘representing’ – they’re out and about pitching themselves to designers and fashion houses, and they’ve already taken part in Kigali Fashion Week. Read more


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


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


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