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UNICEF Rwanda Humanitarian Situation Report - Burundi Refugees, 30 November 2016

Situation Report
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• The number of Burundian refugees in Rwanda has increased to 81,834, with about 51,437 refugees living in Mahama Camp, making it the largest refugee camp in Rwanda.

• As a result of community mobilisation and the role of trained community health workers in the camp, the Ante-natal Care is increasing, 91 per cent of pregnant mothers received at least one ANC.

• Celebration of the world AIDS day has begun on 23 November 2016, with community mobilization activities and mobile voluntary counselling and testing.

• Construction of a permanent water treatment plant is complete and being commissioned on 30 November 2016.

• The construction of the first permanent Early Childhood Development centre was completed in October 2016.

Situation Overview and Humanitarian Needs

According to the Government of Rwanda and UNHCR statistics, as of 14 November 2016, there are now 81,834 Burundian refugees in Rwanda, with 51,437 registered in Mahama Camp. By the end of October,
UNHCR relocated 1,040 Burundian refugees to Mahama Camp who were living in Bugesera, Nyanza, and Nyagatare reception centres. The number of refugees in the reception centres has reduced to 547 and approximately 29,850 refugees are in urban areas of Kigali and Huye. At the end of October, the rate of new arrivals was the highest recorded since mid-July 2016, with an average of 23 new arrivals per day over the span of two weeks.