August 04, 2015: 70,057 Burundian refugees registered in camps and urban areas, while 127 in Kigali and 842 in Huye remain pending with appointments for registration.
As of August 04th , 2015, the number of registered Burundian refugees had reached 70,057 in Rwanda.
among them 48,032 are hosted in different transit centers and Mahama camp as follow:
· Gashora Reception Centre , in Bugesera District in Eastern Province: 15,108
· Nyamiyaga a reception Centre, in Nyanza in the Southern Province :1,193
During the weekly Refugee Coordination Meeting,in consultation with all UN and NGO partners, UNHCR and MIDIMAR made the decision to erect hangars and install temporary pit latrines in Mahama camp in order to accelerate relocation of over 15,000 refugees from the reception centres. In the meantime, UNHCR's partners continue to construct semi-permanent structures in the camp as a longer term solution.
Rwanda continued to receive a steady influx of refugees from Burundi. The total number has now reached 71,485.
The shelter strategy is being revised to accommodate the large number of refugees in hangars, tents and semi-permanent facilities.
Alternative modes of providing water to the growing number of refugees are being put in place, while working on permanent/sustainable solutions.
Negotiations are ongoing to ensure refugee children’s participation in national education examinations.
A new momentum for stronger partnership with and for youth in Rwanda, highlights from the UN Youth Envoy visit to Rwanda
Last week, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, visited Rwanda in a joint mission with the UN-Habitat youth team, on a three-day mission that included meetings with high-level Government officials, the UN Country Team, as well as youth representatives aiming at getting first-hand information and assess the situation of youth in Rwanda.
Face à l'arrivée massive de réfugiés burundais dans les centres d'accueil situés le long de la frontière avec le Burundi, le gouvernement rwandais a ouvert, en avril, un nouveau camp de réfugiés à Mahama, dans la province de l'Est. L'une des grandes préoccupations des réfugiés est de maintenir le contact avec leur famille et leurs amis restés au pays.
The total number of Burundian refugees has now reached 68,665.
Partners are preparing for a larger influx of refugees in the lead up to Burundi’s presidential elections, postponed until 21 July.
A six-month basic education orientation programme for Burundian children has started at Mahama Refugee Camp.
An increasing number of children are benefitting from the child friendly spaces (CFS) programme, with up to 8,500 now attending.
Cases of severe acute malnutrition have reduced.
A surge in arrivals of Burundian refugees in reception centres near the Rwanda-Burundi border prompted the Rwandan government in April to open a new refugee camp in Mahama, Eastern Province. A major concern for the refugees is keeping in touch with friends and loved ones left behind.
After peaking last week before Burundi's parliamentary elections, the rate of newarrivals has since gone down. Refugees have reported a significant increase in checkpoints and blockades by Imbonerakure. UNHCR remains on high alert for a possible increase, depending on whether the presidential elections are scheduled to take place 15 July, despite recommendations by regional leaders to postpone the elections until the end of the month.