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Mtendeli refugee camp was opened on 14th, January 2016, as an emergency response to receive 40,000 Burundian refugees relocated from Nyarugusu refugee camp to Nduta and Mtendeli refugee camps. The camp suspended relocation for short time in Feb, 2016 due to land issue and water shortage then resumed in April 2016 and stopped again in May 2016 to receive new arrivals. The camp ceassed to receiving new arrivals from Burundi on 3rd October 2016 when the population reached 50,000 individuals. The camp is now on care and maintenance phase and water shortage remain an issue while 80% of the camp population are still living in emergency shelters.

Number of Refugees in  Mtendeli

Country of Origin of Refugees in  Tanzania