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18 Jun 2018 description

In Numbers

  • 309,000 refugees living in camps in Tanzania

  • 70,000 smallholder farmers to be assisted through Farm to Market Alliance

  • 29,000 pregnant and nursing women and children under the age of two supported with food distributions and nutrition sensitization

  • US$58.4 m six months (JuneNovember 2018) net funding requirements

Operational Context

17 May 2018 description

424,319 Total number of refugees from Burundi in the four main hosting countries (Tanzania, Rwanda,
DRC, Uganda), as of 30 April 2018.

2,882 Burundian refugees assisted to return from Tanzania in April 2018, totalling 10,788 assisted to return to date in 2018.

710 New Burundian refugee arrivals /registrations recorded in April 2018.

23,890 Burundian refugees assisted to return from Tanzania since September 2017.

11 May 2018 description

424,791 Total refugees from Burundi in the four main hosting countries (Tanzania, Rwanda, DRC, Uganda), as of 31 March 2018.

4,319 Burundian refugees assisted to return from Tanzania in March 2018, totalling 7,906 assisted to return to date in 2018.

3,053 Burundian refugee arrivals /registrations recorded in March 2018.

Highlights and Operational Context

04 May 2018 description

428, 247 Total refugees from Burundi in the four main hosting countries (Tanzania, Rwanda, DRC,
Uganda), as of 28 February 2018.

2, 821 Burundian refugees assisted to return from Tanzania in February 2018, totalling 3, 587 assisted to return to date in 2018.

1, 841 Burundian refugee arrivals plus new registrations recorded in February 2018.

Highlights and Operational Context

05 Apr 2018 description

430, 087 Total refugees from Burundi in the four main hosting countries (Tanzania, Rwanda, DRC,
Uganda), as of 31 January 2018.

766 Burundian refugees assisted to return from Tanzania in January 2018, in addition to 13,102 assisted to return in 2017.

1218 Burundian refugee arrivals recorded in January 2018.

Highlights and Operational Context

  • Some 430,000 Burundian refugees are being hosted across the region by the governments and people of Tanzania, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda.

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
  • 427,784 RÉFUGIÉS BURUNDAIS ACCUEILLIS DANS LA RÉGION (OCT 2017)
  • 434,000 RÉFUGIÉS BURUNDAIS ATTENDUS DANS LA RÉGION D’ICI FIN 2018
  • US$ 391M BESOINS EN 2018
  • 27 PARTENAIRES ENGAGÉS EN 2018
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.
27 Oct 2017 description

In September, close to 3,000 Burundian refugees and asylum seekers were newly recorded in the region. The largest number was recorded in Uganda with 1,154 newly registered Burundian refugees.
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, growing insecurity and fighting in the territories of Fizi and Uvira, has led to a suspension on works on the new site of Mulongwe, which aims to decongest Lusenda camp.
In Tanzania, the number of Burundian asylum seeker arrivals dropped to lowest since April 2015, as admission through border entry points in Kigoma region remained a challenge.

04 Oct 2017 description

In August, some 2,100 newly arrived Burundian refugees and asylum seekers were recorded in the region. The largest number was recorded in Uganda with 806 newly registered Burundian refugees.

Following a ministerial tripartite commission in Dar-es-Salaam on 31 August 2017, modalities have been put in place to assist the voluntary return of 12,000 Burundian refugees from Tanzania until the end of 2017.

04 Oct 2017 description

Regional update

The protection environments in host countries, as well as in Burundi, has substantially evolved since the 2017 Regional Refugee Response Plan was developed. While the projected target population figures planned for in the 2017 RRRP appeared valid in July based on arrivals in the first part of the year and remain unchanged, new and additional financial requirements were identified at mid year.

03 Oct 2017 description

Moshi – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, with cooperation from the Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD), organized a capacity building training from 18 to 29 September at IOM’s African Capacity Building Centre (ACBC) in Moshi, Tanzania. The training aimed to enhance migration governance and migrants’ protection in the IGAD region, which comprises Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda.

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.

06 Sep 2017 description

In July, close to 2,000 newly arrived Burundian refugees and asylum seekers were recorded in the region. The largest number was recorded in Rwanda with 600 newly arrived Burundian refugees. The average monthly number of arrivals across the major hosting countries stood at approximately 500.

In Tanzania, a High-Level Dialogue was organized between UNHCR and Government of Tanzania on 9 August 2017 setting out steps to strengthen the country’s refugee protection and assistance, with a focus on Burundian refugee caseload of more than 243,000.