MSF teams arrived in Tanzania in mid-May 2015, following the mass influx of refugees from Burundi. Currently, 17 international staff are working alongside 460 refugee and Tanzanian staff in the Nyarugusu camp and the transit camps of Kigoma and Kakunga.
According to the UNHCR, there are currently 56, 641 Burundian refugees in Tanzania, the majority of whom are staying in Nyarugusu camp. A further 2,000 refugees continue to cross into Tanzania and the Nyarugusu camp each week from Burundi. Around 64,000 refugees from Democratic Republic of Congo are also residing in the camp.
In Burundi, MSF is supporting three health posts close to the demonstration locations in Bujumbura and has facilitated access for hospitalization of wounded. In collaboration with the local Red Cross, the team has put in place an ambulance service which is on call for severe cases. Since May, MSF has facilitated access to healthcare for 140 patients.