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  • Japan contributes USD 7.5 Million to Support Refugees and Host Communities in Uganda

    news IOM, 16 Apr 2019 (3 years ago )
    UNHCR Has received US$ 2,000,000 to respond to immediate protection needs at reception, collection, transit and registration centres countrywide. The protection needs to be addressed include registration and legal assistance; provision of semi-permanent shelter and latrines to persons with specific ...
  • UNHCR to launch first Global Refugee Forum

    news UNHCR Africa, 25 Jun 2019 (3 years ago )
    The Global Refugee Forum is a unique occasion for States and others to come together and announce bold, new measures they will take to ease pressure on host countries, boost refugee self-reliance, and search for solutions.
  • Across Africa, women humanitarians are stepping up to help those in need

    news UNHCR Africa, 19 Aug 2019 (2 years ago )
    In marking World Humanitarian Day today, we pay special tribute to women humanitarians around the world. These incredible aid workers answer the call of service and work in various capacities across the African continent to help those forced to flee. Here are some of their stories:
  • Burundi opposition reject mediator days after his arrival

    news Reuters, 13 Dec 2016 (5 years ago )
    Burundi opposition groups demanded an international mediator resign just days after he arrived, casting a shadow over already troubled efforts to resolve months of political violence. Mediator Benjamin Mkapa flew in on Friday at the head of an African peace mission, then gave a speech at the airp...
  • Video: Burundian refugees stranded in Tanzanian camps

    news France24, 14 Dec 2016 (5 years ago )
    More than 300,000 refugees have fled Burundi since the start of political turmoil last year, many of them stranded in sprawling camps in neighbouring countries. FRANCE 24’s reporters visited the Nduta camp in Tanzania. Burundi was plunged into crisis in April 2015 when President Pierre Nkurunziza...
  • Refugee children battle for education in Tanzania

    news UNHCR, 4 January 2018, 20 Jun 2018 (4 years ago )
    In Nduta refugee camp, a shortage of funds sees some school classes held under trees.“When it rains everything gets wet,” says Irahoze, 14, who fled Burundi and now studies beneath the trees in Tanzania’s Nduta refugee camp. “When it’s windy, the branches fall and when the sun is strong it’s too hot...
  • Refugees bear cost of massive underfunding

    news UNHCR, 10 Oct 2018 (3 years ago )
    Funding for the world’s forcibly displaced and stateless people is becoming increasingly squeezed, with barely more than half of needs being met, and worsening hardship and risks for many refugees, other displaced people and the communities they live among. Six refugee and displacement situations gl...
  • PRESS RELEASE: Helena Christensen urges support for world’s most underfunded refugee crisis

    news UNHCR, 14 Nov 2018 (3 years ago )
    “We have to make difficult decisions every day about how to spend this very limited funding on things that should have equal importance,” Kenya said. “Do we build toilets, offer a variety of foods, do we build a classroom, do we buy clothes for a newborn baby? Whatever you choose affects the qualit...
  • VIDEO: Burundi Regional Refugee Response Plan 2019-2020

    news UNHCR Africa, 21 Feb 2019 (3 years ago )
    For more than 4 years, humanitarian agencies have provided relief for Burundian refugees but funding consistently falls short.
  • Refugee exodus from Burundi sparks concerns 'overstretched' neighbours will not cope

    news Thomson Reuters Foundation, 23 Sep 2016 (5 years ago )
    Number of refugees fleeing violence, abductions and torture in Burundi has passed 300,000, the United Nations says By Lin Taylor LONDON, Sept 23 - The number of refugees fleeing violence, abductions and torture in Burundi has passed 300,000, the United Nations said on Friday, raising fears nei...