Bishop of Durham asks about support for refugees currently residing in Burundi

The Bishop of Durham received the following written answer on 8th December 2022:

The Lord Bishop of Durham asked 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.

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park (Con): 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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