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  • Protection staff from UNHCR had a meeting with the District Commissioner and immigration authorities in Ngara District following reports of some ad hoc screening activities conducted by the immigration officers at border posts in the district where some asylum-seekers were reportedly facing challenges in gaining entry into Tanzania. The implications and serious concerns were shared with UNHCR in Dar es Salaam. UNHCR then sent a formal communication to the Tanzanian Ministry of Home Affairs in Dar es Salaam for clarification and to find a solution.
    highlight 15 Mar 2017 (7 years ago)
    Burundi / Burundi - Refugees Burundi / Burundi - Asylum-Seekers
  • One of our anti-SGBV Initiatives is the MADE51. This artisan initiative allows refugee artisans, many of them women at risk of SGBV, to receive expert product development support and access to international marketing channels and sustainable livelihoods.
    highlight 30 Nov 2018 (5 years ago)
    / Burundi - Refugees / South Sudan - Refugees
  • On 30 June, a first case of Ebola was confirmed in Ariwara, Aru Territory, DRC. In order to strengthen preventive measures to contain the virus, UNHCR and its partners conducted four mass sensitization sessions in Biringi, Aru and Aba targeting refugees and host community members.
    highlight 07 Aug 2019 (4 years ago)
    / Burundi - Refugees / South Sudan - Refugees
  • On 28 March 2018 the second Tripartite Commission Meeting was held in Bujumbura, Burundi. UNHCR continues assisting returns of Burundian refugees from Tanzania who are voluntarily choosing to go to their areas of origin.
    highlight 15 Apr 2018 (6 years ago)
    / Burundi - Refugees
  • Nyarugusu, Mtendeli and Nduta in Tanzania carried out a post distribution monitoring assessments on food security and refugee coping mechanisms in May 2018. This assessment is a first step to understand beneficiaries’ food security situation across the three camps.
    highlight 31 May 2018 (6 years ago)
    / Burundi - Refugees
  • New Global Trends report on the state of the world’s refugees shows displacement continues to rise. In 2018, the world reached yet another tragic milestone. For the first time in recorded history the number of displaced people around the world eclipsed 70 million. By the end of the year, 70.8 million individuals were forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, or generalized violence.
    highlight 20 Jun 2019 (5 years ago)
    / Burundi - Refugees / South Sudan - Refugees
  • Majority of Burundian refugees in Rwanda are engaged in agriculture. An average of 312 refugees per day were employed in Moringa tree plantation near Mahama refugee camp.
    highlight 31 Jul 2019 (4 years ago)
    / Burundi - Refugees
  • Japan contributes USD 7.5 Million to Support Refugees and Host Communities in Uganda. The support will go to five UN agencies including; the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the World Food Programme (WFP), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Office for Project Service (UNOPS).
    highlight 17 Apr 2019 (5 years ago)
    / Burundi - Refugees / South Sudan - Refugees
  • Internal displacement is also a phenomenon in countries in the EHAGL region and faced by several countries on a large scale. Over 8 million people are currently internally displaced. Efforts are underway to strengthen UNHCR’s role in inter-agency IDP responses in line with the 2019 IDP policy and the High Commissioner’s new Initiative on Internal Displacement which includes Ethiopia, South Sudan and Sudan. Recent opportunities to pursue solutions for IDPs in the region were bolstered by South Sudan’s accession and Ethiopia and Somalia’s ratification of the African Union Convention on the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa (Kampala Convention).
    highlight 19 May 2020 (4 years ago)
    / Burundi - Refugees / Eritrea - Refugees / Ethiopia - Refugees / Somalia - Refugees / Sudan - Refugees / Rwanda - Refugees / Tanzania (Democratic Republic of) - Refugees / South Sudan - Refugees / Somalia - IDPs / South Sudan - IDPs / Burundi - Asylum-Seekers / Somalia - Asylum-Seekers / Burundi - IDPs / Ethiopia - IDPs / Kenya - Refugees / Djibouti - Refugees / Djibouti - Asylum-Seekers / Eritrea - Asylum-Seekers / Ethiopia - Asylum-Seekers / Kenya - Asylum-Seekers / Sudan - Asylum-Seekers / Rwanda - Asylum-Seekers / Djibouti - IDPs / Eritrea - IDPs / Kenya - IDPs / Sudan - IDPs / Rwanda - IDPs
  • Individual Refugee Status Determination processing has commenced in Nduta Camp in Tanzania for some 28,000 Burundian asylum seekers living in the camp. Tanzania has lifted prima facie refugee recognition in January 2017, after which arrival rates dropped significantly. Rwanda, Uganda and the DRC continue to accept Burundians on prima facie basis.
    highlight 19 Jun 2017 (7 years ago)
    Burundi / Burundi - Refugees Burundi / Burundi - Asylum-Seekers