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05 Oct 2017 description

The Burundi refugee situation in Tanzania began late April 2015. The months that followed saw significantly high number of persons of concern arrivng in Tanzania, mainly through Kagunga, a tiny border village along Lake Tanganyika, and other entry points in Kigoma region. New arrivals were relocated to Nyarugusu camp, which was already host to 65,000 persons of concern, mainly DR Congolese. The camp quickly ran out of capacity to host DR Congoleses and the new population of Burundians, prompting the opening of a new camp, Nduta, in Kibondo district on 07-Oct-2015.

04 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • As the new school year started, UNICEF Tanzania has procured new Burundian textbooks and learning materials for more than 38,000 refugee children in grades 1-5 to ensure quality learning and teaching in three camps in North West Tanzania.

  • In response to a cholera outbreak in parts of Kigoma region in early September, UNICEF provided 506,940 water guard tablets to 20,845 people and water quality test kits to the Regional Medical Officer in the Government Regional Secretariat.

29 Sep 2017 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling for stronger international support for Burundian refugees and their host communities, as chronic underfunding severely hampers the humanitarian response in countries of asylum.

26 Sep 2017 description

Country Overview

Introduction

At the end of June 2017, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) hosted 40,015 Burundian refugees, out of whom 38,133 reside in the province of South Kivu including 30,030 in Lusenda Camp, 6,670 who reside in host families, and 1,427 who remain in transit centres. An additional 1,882 Burundians are living with host communities in Katanga, Maniema and North Kivu Provinces.

20 Sep 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

283,096 Total Burundian population of concern in the three refugee camps

68,762 Total Burundian population in Nyarugusu Camp (Pre-Influx + Influx)

127,499 Total population in Nduta Camp

50,350 Total population in Mtendeli Camp

FUNDING

217,250,427 USD Required funding for Tanzania as part of Burundi Regional Refugee Response Plan

PRIORITIES

20 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 1,536 Congolese new arrivals crossed into Tanzania in August 2017.

  • 314 Burundian new arrivals crossed into Tanzania in August 2017.

  • 10 Burundian new arrivals recorded on average per day in August 2017.

  • 15 Refugees departed for resettlement countries in August 2017.

WORKING WITH PARTNERS

19 Sep 2017 description

Situation

  • Refugees and other vulnerable communities in Tanzania face persistent food insecurity despite rapid economic growth and domestic agricultural production that meets national food requirements, according to the UN World Food Program (WFP).

19 Sep 2017 description

This weekly report is produced by the United Nations (UN) Migration Agency (IOM) as part of the UN Country Management Team (UNCMT) response to the influx of Burundian and Congolese Asylum Seekers from Burundi. The report covers the period from September 4th to September 10th, 2017. The next report will be issued on September 18th, 2017.

Highlights

  • There were 369 new arrivals (190 males and 179 females). All were Congolese Asylum Seekers. Entry points used by the asylum seekers this week were Kigadye (364 persons), Herushingo (5 persons).

14 Sep 2017 description

Tanzania - Seated on a boulder, under a tree, near the shores of Lake Tanganyika in Kigoma - a lake port city in Tanzania - Samaya Yusuf looks around her with suspicion as she narrates her story to the IOM, the UN Migration Agency team. She has a gentle smile. Every now and then, she interlocks her fingers and pulls them apart as she tells her story. Two children are seated next to her. One hers and the other her niece. With the innocence of a child, they are oblivious of their fate. Life has been unbearably hard for them the past few days.

04 Sep 2017 description

The Burundi refugee situation in Tanzania began late April 2015. The months that followed saw significantly high number of persons of concern arrivng in Tanzania, mainly through Kagunga, a tiny border village along Lake Tanganyika, and other entry points in Kigoma region. New arrivals were relocated to Nyarugusu camp, which was already host to 65,000 persons of concern, mainly DR Congolese. The camp quickly ran out of capacity to host DR Congoleses and the new population of Burundians, prompting the opening of a new camp, Nduta, in Kibondo district on 07-Oct-2015.

03 Sep 2017 description

This weekly report is produced by the United Nations (UN) Migration Agency (IOM) as part of the UN Country Management Team (UNCMT) response to the influx of Burundian and Congolese Asylum Seekers from Burundi. The report covers the period from August 28th to September 3rd, 2017. The next report will be issued on September 11th, 2017.

Highlights