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  • World leaders voice strong support for new refugee deal at UN General Assembly

    news UNHCR, 24 Sep 2018 (3 years ago )
    "Almost nine in 10 of the world’s refugees are hosted in developing countries, where they often live in remote areas with significant development challenges. The impact on local services, infrastructure and resources “is colossal,” Grandi said. “Host countries have kept their borders open at a time ...
  • States reach historic deal for refugees and commit to more effective, fairer response

    news UNHCR, 18 Dec 2018 (3 years ago )
    “No country should be left alone to respond to a huge influx of refugees,” said the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi. “Refugee crises call for a global sharing of responsibility, and the compact is a powerful expression of how we work together in today’s fragmented world.”
  • UNHCR Chief calls for more international support for Tanzania

    news UNHCR, 10 Feb 2019 (3 years ago )
    Seventy-four per cent of Tanzania’s refugees and asylum seekers are from Burundi, and the other 26 per cent are from the DRC. The vast majority live in camps close to the border areas, and many have been there for decades.
  • Refugee numbers soar, as uncertainty in Burundi continues

    news UNHCR, 15 May 2015 (7 years ago )
    Briefing Notes, 15 May 2015 This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Karin de Gruijl – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 15 May 2015, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. While the coup attempt is reported to have been foiled, the situation in Bu...
  • More than 100,000 refugees vaccinated against cholera in Tanzania

    news UNHCR, 26 Jun 2015 (7 years ago )
    NYARUGUSU REFUGEE CAMP, Tanzania, June 26 (UNHCR) – More than 100,000 refugees have been vaccinated against cholera in a major initiative to prevent a repeat outbreak of the epidemic which killed 31 people last month in northwestern Tanzania. Twenty five temporary vaccination sites were set up in...
  • Regional emergencies push Uganda's refugee hosting to breaking point

    news UNHCR, 21 Dec 2015 (6 years ago )
    KAMPALA, Dec. 18 (Xinhua) – Three emergencies in Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) and South Sudan have push the number of refugees and asylum seekers in Uganda to astronomical levels, forcing the east African country to look up to donors for support. Uganda is currently host to 51...
  • Land needed urgently for camps for Burundian refugee arrivals

    news UNHCR, 07 Feb 2017 (5 years ago )
    As hundreds of Burundian refugees continue to flow into neighbouring countries every week, UNHCR is calling on host governments to urgently provide more land to ensure shelter and avert a drastic deterioration in conditions. The number of people fleeing Burundi, where peace talks have stalled, ha...
  • Diner gives Burundian refugee a taste of self reliance

    news UNHCR website, 05 Apr 2017 (5 years ago )
    Running a small neighborhood restaurant in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gives a cook back her pride and her independence.
  • Burundian refugees returning home need urgent support

    news UNHCR Africa, 14 May 2019 (3 years ago )
    “We need more support from donors to mobilize a robust reintegration program with other UN and NGO partners,” said Catherine Wiesner, UNHCR’s Regional Refugee Coordinator for the Burundi Situation, while on a visit to meet returnees in Burundi. She added that increased support was necessary to ensur...
  • Burundi refugee numbers in neighbouring countries reach 50,000 as violence continues

    news UNHCR, 08 May 2015 (7 years ago )
    Briefing Notes, 8 May 2015 This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 8 May 2015, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Since Burundi's civil war ended in 2005, it has seen some of the most promisin...