More than 70,000 people, many of them children, have fled Burundi since political violence and civil unrest broke out in the capital Bujumbura in April of 2015. A US$15 million allocation from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) is helping relief agencies provide life-saving assistance for thousands of Burundians in neighbouring Rwanda and Tanzania.
Total allocations: US$1,978,454
In March 20014, the Emergency Relief Coordinator approved a $2 million rapid response allocation from CERF for the provision of emergency assistance internally displaced people and refugees including food, access to clean water, sanitation services and camp management.
19 September 2013: On 25 July 2013, the Tanzanian government announced that all “illegal aliens” had to leave the country by 11 August 2013. The order affected thousands of Burundians who had migrated to Tanzania due to economic or political reasons over the past 30 years. A wave of more than 19,000 Burundians arrived in Burundi from Tanzania during the 15 days between the announcement and the deadline.