August 26, 2015: 75,385 Burundian refugees registered in camps and urban areas.
Mahama Refugee camp
As of August 26th , 2015, the number of registered Burundian refugees had reached 75,385 in Rwanda.
among them 51,235 are hosted in different transit centers and Mahama camp as follow:
· Gashora Reception Centre , in Bugesera District in Eastern Province: 8111
· Nyamiyaga a reception Centre, in Nyanza in the Southern Province : 152
· Nyagatare Transit Centre: Rusizi District in the Western Province : 569
The average influx of refugees from Burundi to Rwanda remains at 150 people per day in the last 15 days. The total number has now reached 75,327.
The relocation of refugees from the reception centres to Mahama camp is progressing well with about 1,000 refugees being relocated daily to Mahama Refugee Camp.
A new refugee camp site (Mahama 1) is being established to accommodate an additional 15,000 refugees. The existing refugee camp will still be called Mahama.
The registered population of Mahama camp has surged passed the 40,000 mark. Additional growth is certain in coming days with continued convoys from Bugesera Reception Center. The camp population has increased by more than 8,900 during August an increase of 28%.
Summary of WFP assistance:
WFP provides food assistance with the aim of improving food and nutrition security among food insecure households.
UNHCR led an interagency meeting on relocation in which agencies agreed that all partners and services should& be prepared to handle up to 1,000 new arrivals per day, 5 days per week, for the next 2 weeks. Between 10 - 18 August, 5,473 refugees have been relocated to Mahama.
August 12, 2015: 72,361 Burundian refugees registered in camps and urban areas, while 546 in Kigali remain pending with appointments for registration.
Mahama Refugee camp As of August 12th , 2015, the number of registered Burundian refugees had reached 72,361 in Rwanda.
among them 49,312 are hosted in different transit centers and Mahama camp as follow:
· Gashora Reception Centre , in Bugesera District in Eastern Province: 15,855
· Nyamiyaga a reception Centre, in Nyanza in the Southern Province : 87
For many Burundians on the run from the violence in their country, this will be home until it is safe enough to go back: Mahama Camp, a sprawling hillside of tents put up on Rwanda's eastern border with Tanzania in April 2015 to house 20,000 refugees. There are already around 30,000 refugees living here.
Conflict doesn't just tear families from their homes, but often from each other.
The influx of refugees from Burundi to Rwanda remains steady, with an average influx of 300 people per day in the last couple of days. The total number has now reached 72,907.
The shelter strategy was revised, and the relocation of up to 19,000 refugees from reception centres to Mahama camp has started.
While UNICEF works to provide a permanent solution for water provision, Akagera river water continues to be treated for local water supply.