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03 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers

1,412 mt of food assistance distributed

US$ 646,387 cash based transfers made

US$ 2.6 m six months (August 2018- January 2019) net funding requirements for refugee operation

228,497 people assisted in July 2018

Operational Updates

05 May 2015 description


34,984 = Number of Burundian refugees who have sought asylum in neighboring countries since the beginning of April 2015

24,795 in Rwanda

7,189 in DRC

3,000 in Tanzania


19 Aug 2011 description

Rwanda, with a population of 11 million, is a constitutional republic dominated by a strong presidency. In August voters elected President Paul Kagame to a second seven-year term with 93.1 percent of the vote.

05 Dec 2006 description

by Zachary A Lomo

Roberta and I differ on both substantive issues and methodological approaches to the protection of IDPs. the key problem facing IDPs in Africa's great Lakes is not lack of regional mechanisms but the absence of strong national protection systems.

Roberta believes that the distinctions between refugees and IDPs are arbitrary and argues for parity between them. I contend there are substantial legal and material differences arising from the configuration of the international system based on states.

23 Jun 2005 description

NAIROBI, June 23 (UNHCR) - Thousands of people have flocked to the UN refugee agency in Nairobi ahead of a government deadline for all foreigners in Kenya to register themselves. UNHCR has stressed that it is an immigration issue - not an asylum issue - that should be dealt with by the authorities.

Some 4,000 people, mostly Ethiopians, approached the UNHCR office in Nairobi for registration yesterday. Today saw the arrival of more than 500 others from the Great Lakes region, including Rwandans, Burundians and Congolese nationals.

13 Oct 2004 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries.