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Strengthening Reintegration Capacity for Burundian Returnees through Housing, Land, Property (HLP), Shelter, W

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07/21 - 07/22

Completed

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General

Following the signing of tripartite agreements between the Government of Burundi, UNHCR as well as well as respectively the Governments of the United Republic of Tanzania and Rwanda, an estimated 142,000 Burundians are expected to return in 2021 (UNHCR). This number, comprising both voluntary returns and spontaneous returns, is also stressed by recently reported forced returns from the United Republic of Tanzania. The general objective of this project is to contribute to national efforts in strengthening the reintegration capacity for Burundian returnees and displaced populations within communities, through (i) improved access to land following awareness-raising of displaced/host communities on Housing, Land and Property (HLP), HLP related issues and capacity building of local authorities, and (ii) improved absorptive capacity of host communities for returnees through the provision of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) and shelter facilities, (iii) delivery of direct assistance and services to meet land access-related protection needs and risks experienced by returnees, including through mapping of services, referrals, and case management, and (iv) improved mental health of returnees’ through mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS), and implementation of social cohesion activities for individuals in return areas.