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United Republic of Tanzania: Inter-Agency Operational Update on the Burundi Refugee Situation (1 - 30 September 2018)

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KEY BURUNDIAN FIGURES AS OF 30 SEPTEMBER

244,963 Burundian refugees and asylum-seekers living in Tanzania

96,152 Burundian population of concern in Nduta Camp

69,389 Burundian population of concern in Nyarugusu Camp pre and post influx

37,187 Burundian population of concern in Mtendeli Camp

Operational Highlights

ECHO Mission to Kigoma Region: From 19-25 September, the new ECHO Technical Assistant for Tanzania, Mr Rene De Vries and Ms. Julie Bodin ECHO’s Protection and Education Advisor, visited Nduta, Mtendeli and Nyarugusu camps as part of a familiarisation mission to the Kigoma Region. The ECHO team met with district authorities and partners on the ground to discuss the current needs and challenges of the refugee operation. The mission also had the opportunity to visit ECHO-funded projects and talk to refugees. Upon their return from the field visit, the ECHO team had consultations with ECHO partners and donors in Dar es Salaam.

United Nations Great Lakes Regional Strategic Framework-Joint Monitoring Mission: A monitoring mission to Burundi and Tanzania to assess the progress of the cross-border Peacebuilding Fund Project was conducted from 05-10 September and included site visits to Nyarugusu and Nduta camps. Mission members included staff from UNDG, UNDP, IOM and UNHCR in Burundi and Tanzania working on the coordination and implementation of the project. The mission observed voluntary repatriation procedures and visited vocational training facilities.

UNHCR Code of Conduct Training: From 18 to 21 September, a series of one-day workshops on the Code of Conduct were held in UNHCR’s Office in Dar es Salaam, Kibondo Sub Office and Kasulu Field Office. Discussions included UNHCR’s core values and guiding principles, protection against sexuaviolence and abuse (PSEA), and inclusion and diversity. The workshop was followed by team building activities.