Over 200,00 Burundians are now in Tanzania. 120,000 in Nduta camp, almost 70,000 in Nyarugusu camp and nearly 50,000 in Mtendeli camp in Kigoma region of N.W. Tanzania
Voluntary repatriation has been happening since September, but despite this the camps remain congested with majority of refugees still unwilling to return, basic needs of clean water, sanitation, health care, food and shelter have to be met.
Oxfam is responding in Nyarugusu and Nduta refugee camps, providing clean water to 189,108 refugees, constructing latrines and carrying out hygiene education among the refugee community to reduce the risk of the spread of disease.
With the on-set of the rainy season, a cholera outbreak remains a major threat. So far up to 900 cases have been confirmed in different districts of Kigoma region, educating people about how the disease is transmitted, and how to avoid this, is critical.