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12 Jan 2018 description


232,711 Burundians who arrived in Tanzania since April 2015

119,089 Burundian population of concern in Nduta Camp

69,280 Burundian population of concern in Nyarugusu Camp pre and post influx

46,161 Burundian population of concern in Mtendeli Camp

Operational Highlights

20 Dec 2017 description

"We have spent many years of our lives fleeing danger. It is very tiresome. All our children were born in refugee camps," says Bahekeye.

Bahekeye fled conflict in Burundi. At the age of 63, all he wishes for is to find a place where, together with his family, they can spend the rest of their days in peace.

19 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • Through successful advocacy from UNICEF and UNHCR with the Governments of Tanzania and Burundi, the second round of examinations took place in October 2017 for 1469 Burundian secondary students. UNICEF support covers all the exams costs: printing of exams, logistical movement of exam supervisors as well as the training to teachers who support the students leading up to the exam period.

30 Nov 2017 description

A growing funding crisis means that hundreds of thousands of women and children are suffering in refugee camps in Tanzania.

By Kate Bond in Nyarugusu refugee camp, Tanzania | 30 November 2017

Five months have passed since Sandrine Nyaribagiza first arrived at Nyarugusu refugee camp in north-western Tanzania. She thought she was safe after fleeing the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Now, in an overcrowded mass shelter only designed to accommodate new arrivals for a week, she fears for her family every night.

29 Nov 2017 description

DAR ES SALAAM – The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany has contributed EUR 2 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in order to maintain food assistance for almost half a million refugees and asylum seekers residing in Tanzania and Rwanda. This funding is vital as WFP refugee operations in the region are facing critical funding shortages. WFP operations in Tanzania and Rwanda each received EUR 1 million from the contribution.

27 Nov 2017 description

This is a preliminary report; the final narrative and financial reports will be published on 31 December 2017.

Appeal history

  • April 2015: Influx of Burundian refugees fleeing pre-election violence start arriving in neighbouring countries.

23 Nov 2017 description


On 31 August 2017 at the Tripartite Commission Meeting for the Voluntary Repatriation of Burundian Refugees in Tanzania, the Tripartite Commission (United Republic of Tanzania,
Republic of Burundi, and UNHCR) issued a joint communiqué and agreed to implement a work plan from 7 September to 31 December 2017, which entails the voluntary repatriation plan of Burundian refugees who wish to return to Burundi. The voluntary repatriation operation will take place in phases.

18 Nov 2017 description

L’accueil d’un grand nombre de réfugiés a des implications significatives sur le capital humain dans le pays hôte, notamment sur la scolarisation, le travail et l’emploi des jeunes.

01 Nov 2017 description

Key Messages

  • The 2017/18 October to December Vuli and October to May Msimu seasons are underway, characterized by land preparation and planting. Msimu production, which makes up around 70 percent of total national production, is expected to be average. Poor households in these southern unimodal areas are expected to maintain Minimal (IPC Phase 1) throughout the projection period.