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22 Feb 2018 description


  • Recent contributions from Denmark (DKK 10 million) and Sweden (SEK 10 million) help WFP to continue providing life-saving food assistance to refugees.

  • Despite the contributions, chronic funding shortfalls have forced WFP to continue with reduced rations for refugees. Rations are being distributed at 72 percent of the 2,100 recommended kilocalories to prevent a complete pipeline break within the coming months.

11 Feb 2018 description

Les faibles niveaux de financement ne permettent pas aux pays voisins du Burundi d’offrir une aide d’un niveau acceptable.

Par Dana Hughes

GENÈVE — Le HCR a lancé aujourd’hui un appel de 391 millions de dollars pour venir en aide à 430 000 réfugiés burundais cette année, soulignant le besoin urgent de fonds supplémentaires pour éviter que cette crise ne tombe dans l’oubli.

07 Feb 2018 description
  • US$ 391M BESOINS EN 2018
05 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

END OF YEAR SITREP: January – December 2017

2,561 severe acute malnourished (SAM) refugee children were admitted into SAM treatment programs with a cure rate of 85.4 per cent.

  • UNICEF supported WASH (handwashing, latrines and water points) in all camps covering 91,323 children both in schools and child friendly spaces.
    With support from UNICEF, 34,468 refugee children under five were vaccinated against measles and 194,236 people with malaria were treated.

25 Jan 2018 description

Hospital in Nyarugusu Refugee Camp is a lifeline not only for thousands of refugees, but also for Tanzanians who live nearby.

By Kate Bond in Nyarugusu Refugee Camp, Tanzania | 25 January 2018

Baby Marian is only 30 seconds old. Wrapped in a thin shawl and placed next to her mother on a rickety iron bed, she faces a hard life. Her mother, Tosha Sangan, 32, fled violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) 15 years ago and found safety at the sprawling Nyarugusu refugee camp in Tanzania.

04 Jan 2018 description

In Nduta refugee camp, a shortage of funds sees some school classes held under trees.

By Kate Bond in Nduta Camp, Tanzania | 04 January 2018

Teenager Irahoze Diello is quietly confident about today’s maths test. Even without books, shoes, a safe place to study or a morning meal, he has worked hard to prepare for this moment. He just hopes the rain will hold off long enough for him to complete it.

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.

12 Dec 2017 description
  • In October, some 2,300 Burundian refugees and asylum seekers were newly recorded in the region.
  • In Tanzania, no Burundian asylum seekers were recorded in October 2017.
  • In Rwanda, the number of Burundian refugee arrivals has more than doubled from previous months (1,150 arrivals registered). This includes 42 Burundian refugees who have passed through DRC and Tanzania.
08 Dec 2017 description

Kigoma Region – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, opened on 5 December the Makere Refugee Processing Centre in Kasulu District, Kigoma Region, Tanzania. The centre serves as a one-stop facility for processing Congolese Refugees residing in Nyarugusu camp bound for resettlement primarily to the US under the Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) and other resettlement countries on cost-sharing basis.

03 Dec 2017 description
report EastAfrican

In Summary

  • Political uncertainty has risen after the postponement of elections.

  • President Kabila had already exceeded the constitutional two-term limit, but a court ruled that he could stay in office until a new election.

  • Since August 2016, violence in the Kasai region has claimed the lives of nearly 5,000 people and displaced around 1.4 million.


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.