Refugees from Burundi: Total

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Refugees from Burundi: Total JSON 
Last updated 31 May 2018
Source - UNHCR, Government, MIDIMAR 
A note on the refugee population from Burundi
The above total reflects the refugee population covered by the Burundi Regional Refugee Response Plan and includes Burundian refugees who fled since April 2015, as well as the smaller population who had sought asylum in Rwanda prior to April 2015. In addition to these populations, there are a further 358 individuals who are non-Burundian dependents of Burundian refugees.
Refugees from Burundi: Breakdown by Location JSON 
Location name Source Data date Population
Eastern UNHCR, Government, MIDIMAR 31 May 2018
Kigali UNHCR, Government, MIDIMAR 31 May 2018
Northern UNHCR, Government, MIDIMAR 31 Dec 2017
Southern UNHCR, Government, MIDIMAR 31 May 2018
Western UNHCR, Government, MIDIMAR 22 May 2018

Refugees from Burundi: Demography Chart JSON 
Source - UNHCR, Government, MIDIMAR
Refugees from Burundi: Total (Post-April 2015 Time Chart) JSON 
Refugees from Burundi: Post-April 2015 Influx JSON 
Last updated 31 May 2018
Source - UNHCR, Government, MIDIMAR 
Refugees from Burundi: Pre-April 2015 Influx JSON 
Last updated 31 May 2018
Source - UNHCR, Government, MIDIMAR 
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