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28 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS:

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Airtel and I&M Bank (Rwanda) Limited have signed an agreement that will facilitate the issuance of cash assistance to Rwandan refugees who return home, mainly from a number of sub-Saharan African countries.

22 May 2015 description

UNHCR and partners appeal for USD 207 million to respond to the Burundi Refugee Emergency

Geneva,

Today the UN Refugee Agency and 17 partners launched the Regional Refugee Response Plan to protect and assist up to 200,000 Burundian refugees in the neighbouring countries.

29 Apr 2015 description

Highlights

  • People are reportedly still fleeing Burundi to seek refuge among friends and relatives in neighboring countries. Others are crowding bus stations in order to leave the capital for rural areas amid fears that escalation of the problem could lead to security deteriorating further in the capital.
    This has caused a sharp increase of transport fares out of the capital.

  • No internal displacement has been reported.