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- Burundi Situation: Regional overview of the Burundian refugee population as of 31 May 2018
- Burundi : Matrice de suivi des déplacements DTM / Dashboard des déplacements - (Mai 2018)
- Amnesty International calls on Burundi to match rhetoric with effective human rights protection
- Burundi Remote Monitoring Update, June 2018
- Oral briefing by the members of the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi to the Human Rights Council, 27 June 2018
309,000 refugees living in camps in Tanzania
70,000 smallholder farmers to be assisted through Farm to Market Alliance
29,000 pregnant and nursing women and children under the age of two supported with food distributions and nutrition sensitization
US$58.4 m six months (JuneNovember 2018) net funding requirements
Prior to the current influx of Burundian refugees, Tanzania had only one remaining refugee camp i.e Nyarugusu, established in 1996 to host Congolese (DRC) refugees. Accommodating just over 65,000 mainly Congolese refugees, and being the only refugee camp open, Nyarugusu provided shelter to thousands of Burundian refugees who arrived in Tanzania fleeing from civil and political strife in Burundi at the start of the emergency in April 2015, increasing the camp population to over three times its carrying capacity and making it one of the largest and most overcrowded camps in the world.
424,319 Total number of refugees from Burundi in the four main hosting countries (Tanzania, Rwanda,
DRC, Uganda), as of 30 April 2018.
2,882 Burundian refugees assisted to return from Tanzania in April 2018, totalling 10,788 assisted to return to date in 2018.
710 New Burundian refugee arrivals /registrations recorded in April 2018.
23,890 Burundian refugees assisted to return from Tanzania since September 2017.
“Tanzania has a reputation as a friendly hosting state for refugees, but recent developments may change that,” says NRC’s country director for Tanzania and Kenya, Neil Turner.
Tanzania hosts around 300,000 refugees, mainly from Burundi and the Democratic republic of Congo (DR Congo). The majority of refugees reside in three refugee camps, Nyarugusu, Mtendeli and Nduta, located in the north-western areas of the country. The refugee camps are full and restrictions on refugee movements remain.
275,796 BURUNDIAN REFUGEES IN TANZANIA (DEC 2017)
US$232.8 M REQUIRED IN TANZANIA (DEC 2017)
25% FUNDING RECEIVED (DEC 2017)
30 RRRP PARTNERS IN BURUNDI
There were 358,125 refugees and asylum-seekers in the United Republic of Tanzania by 31 December 2017, mainly from Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The majority of refugees and asylum seekers are hosted by the Government of Tanzania in three refugee camps in north western Tanzania, namely Nyarugusu, Nduta, and Mtendeli.
• With support from UNICEF over 58,880 refugees (24,521 Congolese and 34,359 Burundians) accessed adequate WASH services primarily through school WASH (33 schools and eight Child Friendly Spaces).
• UNICEF supported the vaccination of 8,804 refugee children (Congolese 1,629 /Burundians 7,175) against measles and polio.
• During the reporting period, a total of 319 Burundian and 46 Congolese children with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) were admitted into treatment with a cure rate of 88 per cent.
424,791 Total refugees from Burundi in the four main hosting countries (Tanzania, Rwanda, DRC, Uganda), as of 31 March 2018.
4,319 Burundian refugees assisted to return from Tanzania in March 2018, totalling 7,906 assisted to return to date in 2018.
3,053 Burundian refugee arrivals /registrations recorded in March 2018.
Highlights and Operational Context
KEY BURUNDIAN POPULATION FIGURES
270,629 Burundian refugees and asylum-seekers living in Tanzania
84% percentage of the Burundian refugee and asylumseeker population that arrived in Tanzania since April 2015
113,325 Burundian population of concern in Nduta
71,874 Burundian population of concern in Nyarugusu
43,196 Burundian population of concern in Mtendeli
Once held up as a model for resettlement, Tanzanian government policy is hardening at just the wrong time
KIGOMA/Tanzania, 8 May 2018 | A political almanac, a miniature desk flag, a poster of presidents past and present: symbols of Tanzania, the country that has given her refuge since she fled violence in neighbouring Burundi in 1972, dot the home of Magreth Lameck Mtema in the town of Kigoma, on the shore of Lake Tanganyika.
428, 247 Total refugees from Burundi in the four main hosting countries (Tanzania, Rwanda, DRC,
Uganda), as of 28 February 2018.
2, 821 Burundian refugees assisted to return from Tanzania in February 2018, totalling 3, 587 assisted to return to date in 2018.
1, 841 Burundian refugee arrivals plus new registrations recorded in February 2018.
Highlights and Operational Context
• With support from UNICEF, 7,065 unaccompanied and separated refugee children have been provided with psychosocial support, referrals and access to basic services based on the Best Interest Determination.
• UNICEF in collaboration with partners ensured provision of safe water and sanitation facilities for 93,926 refugees including children in schools, Child Friendly Spaces and in health facilities.
• UNICEF supported the treatment of 265 children under five with severe acute malnutrition, and the cure rate was 81 per cent
Aisling O’Loghlen, Nondo Nobel Bwami
430, 087 Total refugees from Burundi in the four main hosting countries (Tanzania, Rwanda, DRC,
Uganda), as of 31 January 2018.
766 Burundian refugees assisted to return from Tanzania in January 2018, in addition to 13,102 assisted to return in 2017.
1218 Burundian refugee arrivals recorded in January 2018.
Highlights and Operational Context
Some 430,000 Burundian refugees are being hosted across the region by the governments and people of Tanzania, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda.
- UNHCR said that more than 20,000 refugees have registered to return to Burundi in the programme that targets at least 72,000 Burundians.
- By March 22, at least 20,739 Burundian refugees from Tanzania were repatriated.
- Tanzania currently hosts more than three million refugees and asylum seekers, out of which 274,455 are Burundians.
By Moses Havyarimana
Tanzania, Burundi and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees have agreed to start voluntary repatriation of Burundian refugees from Tanzania on April 5.
Dar es Salaam - IOM, the United Nations Migration Agency, moved swiftly to assist victims of a tragic road accident in Tanzania that occurred Thursday (29/03) around 16:30 local time, and took the lives of eight people—including one IOM team member, six refugees and one Tanzanian citizen, who was working alongside the roadway. Support to victims of the accident is being provided by the Government of Tanzania, as well as, the UN, including IOM, the UN Migration Agency, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and the World Food Programme (WFP).
Unable to afford her own furniture, Burundian refugee decides to take up carpentry classes and excels at it.
By Winnie Itaeli Kweka in Nduta Camp, Tanzania | 28 March 2018
Wood shavings fall softly to the ground as Maritha moves a plane swiftly over a plank of wood. Her brow is furrowed in deep concentration as she works in the carpentry training centre in Nduta camp, Tanzania.
As one of only two women in a class of 30 students, the 20-year-old clearly stands out.