Burundi: Refugees

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 8th December 2022.

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Photo of The Bishop of Durham The Bishop of Durham Bishop

To ask His Majesty's Government, following the recent visit to Nyankanda camp by the UN Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees, Kelly T. Clements, what support they are providing (1) the 87,000 refugees from other countries currently residing in Burundi, and (2) the 200,000 Burundian former refugees who have returned to that country in the last five years.

Photo of Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The UK Government welcomes the visit by the UN Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees to the Nyankanda refugee camp in Burundi. The UK has funded humanitarian programming in Burundi over the last five years. Through a needs-based approach, our programming has targeted the most vulnerable returning refugees and Internally Displaced People providing shelter, protection, re-integration and livelihood support, as well as psychosocial and medical support and legal assistance.

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