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.
14 November 2013: In July the Tanzanian government announced that all “illegal aliens” had to leave the country. As a result, nearly 11,500 people of Rwandan origin had arrived in Rwanda from Tanzania by the end of September 2013. The expelled
Rwandans have been accommodated in the Rukara and Kiyanzi transit facilities.
18 June 2013: The continuing precarious security situation in in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has triggered massive displacement within the DRC as well as outflows to neighbouring countries, including Rwanda. The refugee influx has strained Rwanda’s financial resources.
An estimated 15,117 people from Kitchanga, Kilolirwe, Burungu, Mushaki and Nyamitaba in Masisi territory in the DRC have fled to Rwanda. Some 5,000 refugees found shelter the Kigeme camp or have reunited with their families. The remaining 10,859 refugees urgently need help.
CERF provides $3 million in life-saving support for Congolese refugees in Rwanda
have sought refuge in neighbouring Rwanda and Uganda, as a result of intense fighting between Congolese