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  • Land needed urgently for camps for Burundian refugee arrivals

    news UNHCR, 07 Feb 2017 (7 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...
  • Learning together forges friendships between Rwandan and Burundian students

    news UNHCR, 6 March 2018, 20 Jun 2018 (6 years ago )
    The Paysannat L School brings refugee and local children together in classrooms. Paysannat L started out in 1997 as a small primary school, but expanded in 2015 in order to accommodate thousands of Burundian children who joined the exodus after renewed violence broke out.
  • Meets the Models Changing Stereotypes in Mahama Refugee Camp, Rwanda

    news Vogue Magazine, 17 Dec 2018 (5 years ago )
    "Being in a refugee camp isn’t easy and we want to bring happiness and light to our lives.” They’re active and they are ‘representing’ – they’re out and about pitching themselves to designers and fashion houses, and they’ve already taken part in Kigali Fashion Week.
  • More refugees flee Burundi ahead of elections

    news UNHCR, 29 Jun 2015 (9 years ago )
    NYARUGUSU REFUGEE CAMP, Tanzania, June 29, (UNHCR) – More than 6,000 refugees fleeing Burundi have crossed over into Tanzania in the last three days, taking to over 66,000 the total number of refugees who have arrived from its central African neighbour since May 1, according to the UN refugee agency...
  • More than 100,000 refugees vaccinated against cholera in Tanzania

    news UNHCR, 26 Jun 2015 (9 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...
  • PRESS RELEASE: 16 Days of Activism: Grandi calls for better protection of refugees against sexual violence in the workplace

    news UNHCR, 26 Nov 2018 (5 years ago )
    “The world of work can be particularly risky for refugees and other forcibly displaced people. Many are left with no choice but the informal sector, exposing them to unsafe and abusive working conditions, including gender-based violence.”
  • PRESS RELEASE: Helena Christensen urges support for world’s most underfunded refugee crisis

    news UNHCR, 14 Nov 2018 (5 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...
  • Refugee children battle for education in Tanzania

    news UNHCR, 4 January 2018, 20 Jun 2018 (6 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...
  • Refugee exodus from Burundi sparks concerns 'overstretched' neighbours will not cope

    news Thomson Reuters Foundation, 23 Sep 2016 (7 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...
  • Refugee numbers soar, as uncertainty in Burundi continues

    news UNHCR, 15 May 2015 (9 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...