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26 Aug 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • 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.

26 Aug 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

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%.

Recent visits

21 Aug 2015 description

Summary of WFP assistance:
WFP provides food assistance with the aim of improving food and nutrition security among food insecure households.

20 Aug 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

ƒUNHCR 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.

13 Aug 2015 description

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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.[1]

Conflict doesn't just tear families from their homes, but often from each other.

13 Aug 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • 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.

12 Aug 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS
- Relocation of new arrivals to Mahama camp resumed on August and will continue until the Nyagatare transit center and both reception centers (Bugesera and Nyanza) are emptied; there are currently 17,500 refugees waiting to move to Mahama.
- The first convoy departed from the overcrowded Nyanza reception center, with 1,033 passengers traveling on Monday (pictured top right).