UNHCR Tanzania Inter-Agency Operational Update: Burundi Refugee Situation (14 - 27 April 2017)

from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 27 Apr 2017 View Original


240,692 Total Burundian population of concern

64,926 Total Burundian population in Nyarugusu Camp (Pre-Influx + Influx)

123,673 Total population in Nduta Camp

52,004 Total population in Mtendeli Camp


New Arrivals: The number of daily new arrivals from Burundi for the month of April 2017 continues to drop at an average of 25 individuals per day and totaled 605 individuals. This is a further 87 percent decrease from the month of March 2017 whereby the number of new arrivals stood at 4,683 individuals -- 195 individuals per day on average.

International Refugee Protection Workshop: A workshop for the regional and district authorities in Kagera region on international refugee protection with emphasis on the principle of non-refoulement has taken place from 27 to 28 April 2017 aimed at sensitizing the authorities on state obligations in respecting international refugee law principles and reviewing the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the impending ad-hoc status determination committees in light of the revocation of the prima facie status in favour of Burundian asylumseekers.
A similar workshop is planned to be held in Kigoma region during the first week of May 2017.