Report on the Burundian Refugees that RMF is supporting at the Nakivale Refugee Settlement
UPDATE FOR THE BURUNDI EMERGENCY
19th-25th June, 2015
- The number of Burundian refugees arriving Uganda since November 2014 to 25th June
2015 is 9,038, with 2,605 refugees arriving in June so far.
- The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) and UNHCR in Mbarara held a joint meeting to
review the inter-agency planning figure for an estimated 15,000 new arrivals by the
end of 2015, given that over 9,000 refugees have already arrived.
- UNHCR built 2 emergency structures at Kabazana Reception Centre (RC) in Nakivale
refugee settlement to accommodate the Burundians.
Amid violence in Burundi, thousands of people are fleeing to safety in neighboring states. According to the UNHCR, over 250,000 Burundians have left their country with more than 27,000 of them seeking shelter in Nakivale, Uganda. In light of this emergency, RMF Uganda has undertaken a new refugee support project at the border of Tanzania in Western Uganda near Mutukula in the Nakivale Refugee Settlement. RMF will be continuously monitoring the gaps that UNHCR and OPM are unable to fill and providing medicine, medical supplies and other supplies at the settlement.
To monitor the gaps that UNHCR and OPM are unable to fill and provide medicine, medical supplies and other supplies at the settlement
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