Since April 2015, 300,000 Burundians have fled to neighbouring countries following election-related violence. Anticipating continued unrest, UNHCR has enacted contingency plans with partners for a 2017 planning figure of some 120,000 newly displaced Burundians. The Office will continue to prioritize activities focused on preserving the civilian character of refugee camps and responding to and addressing incidents of sexual and gender-based violence which have been reported by arriving refugees.

For information about our work in Burundi:

  • For legislation, case law and UNHCR policy relating to claims for international protection, visit Refworld.
  • For up-to-date information about our programmes and operations in Burundi, including funding level and donor contributions, visit Global Focus, UNHCR's reporting portal.

Contact Information

For information about our operation in Burundi, please contact us through our Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.