Tanzania + 5 more

UNHCR Regional Update 25 - Burundi Situation, 1 - 30 April 2016

Situation Report
Originally published



262,505 New Burundian refugees in asylum countries since April 2015 as of 30 April 2016.


USD 175.1 million requested for the situation through UNHCR's Supplementary Appeal (January-December 2016)


Tanzania: Operationalize the second borehole in Mtendeli camp to resume relocation and decongest Nyarugusu camp

Rwanda: Complete the construction of 470 semi-permanent shelters in Mahama camp

DRC: Replace plastic sheeting in all semi-durable shelters in Lusenda camp

Uganda: Carry out malaria prevention and awareness-raising activities


  • In Tanzania, relocations from Nyarugusu camp to Mtendeli camp resumed on 8 April. UNHCR and partners scaled up shelter response in Mtendeli to accommodate new arrivals and ensure that they spend only one night in mass shelters before being assigned emergency family shelters.

  • As of 22 April, Rwanda's Mahama camp had been open for a year. Already the largest camp in the country, it is home to almost 50,000 Burundian refugees. Click here to view a video marking the anniversary.

  • Across the region, daily rates of arrivals decreased during the month of April, despite the situation in Burundi which remained volatile. Arrivals reported facing human rights violations such as forced recruitment and sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), and difficulties in leaving Burundi.