Burundi needs more support to give returnees and refugees a fresh start

Increased funding is needed to support more than 200,000 Burundian former refugees who have returned home in the last five years, as well as nearly 90,000 refugees hosted in the country.

18 Nov 2022

UNHCR Deputy High Commissioner urges strong international support for Burundian refugees to return, rebuild their lives

2 Nov 2022

Farming together fosters ties between Burundian refugees and their Congolese hosts

After finding sanctuary in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundian refugees are sharing their knowledge of farming with locals.

5 Oct 2022

In Tanzania, UNHCR's Grandi urges more backing for solutions as the country continues to host refugees

High Commissioner urges more donor support for solutions and praises progress in refugee protection in Tanzania.

27 Aug 2022

Spiraling costs, surging conflict, and soaring climate disasters create a desperate future for millions of refugees across Eastern Africa

WFP and UNHCR Joint News Release

13 Apr 2022

A new approach to refugee integration bears fruit in Rwanda

Two years after the Global Refugee Forum, Rwanda shows how inclusive policies in education and livelihoods are unlocking the potential of refugees and their hosts.

14 Dec 2021

Bandit attacks drive Nigerian villagers to flee to Niger

Killings, kidnapping and looting have driven 11,500 Nigerians to seek safety in Niger's Tahoua region in November.

3 Dec 2021

Burundian refugees head home but face reintegration challenges

Over 60,000 refugees have returned this year from across the region as tensions ease in Burundi, although more aid is urgently needed to help them pick up their lives and start over.

27 Oct 2021

More than 60,000 Burundian refugees voluntarily return home this year

26 Oct 2021