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GENEVA / BURUNDI REFUGEES

With just a couple of days to go before scheduled parliamentary elections in Burundi on Monday, the United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, says that neighbouring countries have seen a steady increase in the number of refugees arriving from Burundi. UNTV CH / UNIFEED

26 Jun 2015 | Read More »

TANZANIA / BURUNDIAN REFUGEES MALNUTRITION

One month after the first influx of over 55,000 refugees to Tanzania's north-western Kigoma region due to the volatile security situation in Burundi, children under five are at risk of malnutrition and require urgent humanitarian support. Over 60 percent of the refugee population in Nyarugusu camp are children. UNICEF

17 Jun 2015 | Read More »

TANZANIA / BURUNDI REFUGEE CHOLERA

Cholera amongst Burundian refugees in Tanzania has claimed 32 lives and over 4,000 cases have been reported. In response, UNICEF has distributed cholera beds, treatment kits, soap, water purification tablets and more to combat the disease. UNICEF

3 Jun 2015 | Read More »

TANZANIA / CHOLERA SUCCESSES

Twenty-five-year-old John Nyabenda is feeling better. After three days in a cholera treatment center, he's regained some strength.UNHCR

28 May 2015 | Read More »

TANZANIA / BURUNDI CHILDREN

This was the scene in Kagunga for the past two weeks – thousands of people who fled Burundi were gathering at this village on Lake Tanganyika that is a three hour boat ride away from the regional capital of Kigoma. UNICEF

27 May 2015 | Read More »

TANZANIA / BURUNDIAN REFUGEES

On the shores of Lake Tanganyika, crowds of refugees from Burundi are waiting for ships  to carry them away from the isolated village of Kagunga where according to UNHCR as many as 50,000 have come seeking refuge. UNHCR

22 May 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / TANZANIA CHOLERA

The UN Refugee Agency said a cholera epidemic in Tanzania’s lakeside Kagunga area has killed two local people and 29 Burundian refugees this week, adding to the serious challenges created by the forced population displacement from Burundi. UNTV CH

22 May 2015 | Read More »

TANZANIA / BURUNDIAN REFUGEES

Since the beginning of May more than 60,000 refugees from Burundi have fled to Tanzania, fearing violence and intimidation ahead of the Burundi's upcoming election.  The majority have arrived in Kagunga peninsula, a remote village on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, where resources are scarce. UNHCR.

20 May 2015 | Read More »

TANZANIA / ALBINISM

Recently, Tanzania has witnessed a spate of brutal attacks and killings on people with albinism. The attacks are linked to myths and witchcraft.  In a bid to protect this vulnerable group, the Tanzanian government has resolved to round up children with the condition in 13 centres throughout the country. OHCHR

11 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / GREAT LAKES

The Security Council today (25 July) reiterated its commitment to the United Nations-brokered peace accord for Africa's strife-torn Great Lakes region and demanded an immediate end to hostilities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where fresh clashes between armed rebels and Congolese troops have sent thousands of civilians fleeing for safety. UNTV

25 Jul 2013 | Read More »

 

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