Burundi UNHCR Fact Sheet October 2013

from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 31 Oct 2013

UNHCR operational highlights

• The second meeting of the Tripartite Commission on the voluntary repatriation of 13,000 Burundian refugees living in Uganda was held in Bujumbura from 6 to 8 November 2013 to set practical modalities for their return starting with January 2014.

• A list of 20 sites hosting internally displaced persons in Burundi was handed over to UNHCR by the Ministry of National Solidarity, Human rights and Gender to initiate the voluntary return process and sustainable solutions.

• The resettlement operation is significantly growing. Since 1 January 2013, 564 refugees were referred for onward submission to resettlement countries.