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Refugee Situation in Northwest Tanzania - Statistical Report (Sunday, 12 February 2017)

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The current 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. The population was 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 the new population, prompting the opening of a new camp, Nduta, in Kibondo district on 07-Oct-2015. Nduta's capacity has been put at 50,000. Another camp, Mtendeli in Kakonko district, also began officially receiving refugees from Burundi on 14-Jan-2016. The two new camps will host Burundian refugees, while other nationals fleeing the Burundi situation, mostly DR Congolese will continue to be hosted in Nyarugusu.