UNHCR Tanzania Inter-Agency Operational Update on the Burundi Situation (01 - 30 November 2017)

KEY BURUNDIAN POPULATION FIGURES

232,711 Burundians who arrived in Tanzania since April 2015

119,089 Burundian population of concern in Nduta Camp

69,280 Burundian population of concern in Nyarugusu Camp pre and post influx

46,161 Burundian population of concern in Mtendeli Camp

Operational Highlights

Statistical Refugee Situation in Tanzania: The ratio of females to males among arrivals from Burundi since April 2015 stands at 48:52; while children (below age 18) ratio to adults is currently at 56:44.
Elderly persons and persons with specific needs make up 2% and 5% of the total population respectively.

Voluntary Repatriation of Burundian Refugees: During the reporting period, UNHCR and the Government of Tanzania supported the voluntary repatriation of 3,676 individuals, including 461 persons with specific needs (PSNs), to Burundi. This brings the total number of assisted returnees to 10,561 individuals, including 1,276 PSNs since the launch of the repatriation process on 7 September 2017. In November 2017, a decline in the number of refugees registering to return and an increase in the number of withdrawals was recorded. An operational plan and standard operating procedures for the voluntary repatriation of Burundian refugees from Tanzania were developed by UNHCR and the Government of Tanzania together with partners. The exercise is facilitated through close collaboration with the following partners: Danish Refugee Council (DRC), HelpAge International, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) /Tanzanian Red Cross and Red Crescent Society (TRCS),
International Organization for Migration (IOM), Plan International and World Food Programme (WFP).