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  • Burundi refugee numbers in neighbouring countries reach 50,000 as violence continues

    news UNHCR, 08 May 2015 (9 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...
  • 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...
  • Cholera epidemic among refugee and host communities in Tanzania claims 31 lives, situation worsening

    news UNHCR, 22 May 2015 (9 years ago )
    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 22 May 2015, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. With refugees still fleeing from Burundi into neighbouring countries, the cholera epidemic declared by the ...
  • Tanzania cholera epidemic deaths among Burundian refugees and local population halted, new cases down sharply

    news UNHCR, 26 May 2015 (9 years ago )
    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 26 May 2015, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. In western Tanzania's Lake Tanganyika area, containment measures to deal with a cholera epidemic that has c...
  • Rescue on Lake Tanganyika

    news UNHCR TRACKS, 26 May 2015 (9 years ago )
    Kagunga is a small Tanzanian village close to the border with Burundi. Wedged between a steep mountain range and the waters of Lake Tanganyika, it has little access to other parts of Tanzania except by boat. And so, almost overnight, this sleepy fishing community has become the focal point of a huma...
  • More than 100,000 refugees vaccinated against cholera in Tanzania

    news UNHCR, 26 Jun 2015 (8 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...
  • More refugees flee Burundi ahead of elections

    news UNHCR, 29 Jun 2015 (8 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...
  • Uganda wants intl. aid to deal with influx of Burundi refugees

    news PressTV, 06 Jul 2015 (8 years ago )
    Uganda wants intl. aid to deal with influx of Burundi refugees
  • Deputy High Commissioner Kelly T. Clements was in Uganda from 14-16 November for her first visit to Africa since joining the UN Refugee Agen...

    news UNHCR, 19 Nov 2015 (8 years ago )
    Clements was given a first-hand look at the refugee situation in Uganda, a country which is now host to more than half a million refugees. She was accompanied by Ugandan Commissioner for Refugees David Apollo Kazungu, UNHCR Africa Bureau Director Valentin Tapsoba and UNHCR Representative in Uganda ...
  • Regional emergencies push Uganda's refugee hosting to breaking point

    news UNHCR, 21 Dec 2015 (8 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...