DRC / Burundi Refugees / Women seat on mattresses outside of their tent in Kavimvira transit centre run by
UNHCR in Uvira, DRC's South Kivu Province.
500 vulnerable Burundian refugees are hosted in Kavimvira transit centre. The
majority are women and children.
7,661 Burundians refugees have crossed into the DRC over the past few weeks. The new
arrivals are being hosted by local families, but the growing numbers are straining
available support. UNHCR is helping some 500 vulnerable refugees at a transit centre
at Kavimvira and in another centre at Sange. Work is ongoing to identify a site
where all the refugees can be moved, and from where they can have access to
facilities such as schools, health centers and with proper security. / UNHCR / F.Scoppa / May 2015