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21 Nov 2014 description

20 novembre 2014 - La transition du BNUB vers l’équipe pays des Nations Unies au Burundi était au centre, ce jeudi à Bujumbura, de la dernière réunion du groupe de direction de la transition, co-présidée par le Ministre de l’Intérieur, M. Edouard Nduwimana, et le Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, M. Parfait Onanga-Anyanga.

21 Nov 2014 description

20 November 2014 – At the last meeting of BNUB's transition steering group held today in Bujumbura, the Government of Burundi, bilateral and multilateral partners and United Nations praised the conduct of the Office's transition. The meeting was co-chaired by the Minister of Interior, Edouard Nduwimana and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Burundi, Parfait Onanga-Ananga. Participants gathered within the steering group assessed the implementation of the transition plan adopted last April and submitted to the Security Council on the 15 May 2014.

20 Nov 2014 description

Food insecurity will ease after harvests and October to December rains

Key Messages

19 Nov 2014 description

Highlights

  • Progress made by Burundi’s Security Sector Development (SSD) program in advancing democratic security sector governance is noteworthy given that there have been relatively few successful security sector reform cases from which to draw.

  • Political will for security sector reform was expanded over time by supporting tangible priorities of the Burundian security sector that established the trust enabling broader engagement on governance issues.

19 Nov 2014 description

By Michel Rwamo

In 2014, WFP-Burundi continued to support the reintegration of Burundian returnees in their communities. This was done through food-for-assets and food-for-training activities bringing together host communities and former refugees returning to Burundi from neighboring countries. In Makamba, a province in eastern Burundi with a high concentration of returnees, people who participated in a WFP food-for-training project can now earn a living.

18 Nov 2014 description

Snapshot 12–18 November

Ethiopia: Waters have begun to recede from Leitchuor refugee camp in Gambella, but few refugees have returned to the camps so far, where alarming rates of severe malnutrition persist: 5.7% in Leitchuor, 7.8% in Kule, and 10% in Tierkidi. In SNNPR, flooding was reported, while in Oromia, water trucking has begun for populations affected by drought.

18 Nov 2014 description

Early-season rainfall deficits impact vegetation in southern Somalia and eastern Kenya

Key Messages

  • Drier-than-normal conditions persist in eastern Kenya and southern Somalia despite moderate to heavy rainfall in the first dekad of November.

  • Flooding over the Shabelle and Juba River Basins continued to damage crops and homesteads in southern Somalia and in the Dassench and Kangatom areas of the South Omo Zone of Ethiopia.

17 Nov 2014 description

14 November 2014 - United Nations Under Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, is expected to visit Burundi in mid-December for talks with Burundian authorities and takes part in the ceremony marking the closure of the United Nations Office in Burundi (BNUB).

16 Nov 2014 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population is compared to last year and the recent five-year average. Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

14 Nov 2014 description
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Technical annex-version 1 - French version

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2015/01000

AMOUNT : EUR 47 000 000

1. CONTEXT

13 Nov 2014 description

Le Comité contre la torture a examiné, hier matin et cet après-midi, le rapport du Burundi sur les mesures prises par le pays en application des dispositions de la Convention contre la torture et autres peines ou traitements cruels, inhumains ou dégradants.

12 Nov 2014 description

SG/A/1522-AFR/3011-BIO/4663

Le Secrétaire général de l’ONU, M. Ban Ki-moon, a annoncé aujourd’hui la nomination de M. Cassam Uteem, de Maurice, comme son Envoyé spécial et Chef de la Mission d’observation électorale des Nations Unies au Burundi (MENUB). Mandatée par la résolution 2137 (2014), qui a été adoptée le 13 février par le Conseil de sécurité, la MENUB débutera ses opérations le 1er janvier 2015.

12 Nov 2014 description

SG/A/1522-AFR/3011-BIO/4663

Le Secrétaire général de l’ONU, M. Ban Ki-moon, a annoncé aujourd’hui la nomination de M. Issaka Souna, du Niger, en tant que Chef adjoint de la Mission d’observation électorale des Nations Unies au Burundi. En application de la résolution 2137 (2014) du Conseil de sécurité, la Mission sera opérationnelle au 1er janvier 2015, immédiatement après la fin du mandat du Bureau des Nations Unies au Burundi (BNUB).

11 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As at 5th November 2014, Kakuma had received 44,131 asylum seekers from South Sudan. This brings the total camp population to 178,995. As at 5th November 176,279 refugees had been registered by UNHCR and DRA, with South Sudanese making up 49% of the registered population.

11 Nov 2014 description
report IRIN

LOANGO, SUD DU CONGO, 11 novembre 2014 (IRIN) - Alors que plusieurs centaines de soldats appartenant aux États membres de la Communauté économique des États de l’Afrique centrale (CEEAC) viennent de mener à bien une série de manœuvres et d’exercices conjoints au Congo, l’organisation indique que la Force multinationale de l’Afrique centrale (FOMAC) est maintenant prête à intervenir dans les conflits locaux et à prendre part aux opérations antiterroristes à travers le monde.

11 Nov 2014 description

Snapshot 5–11 November

Central African Republic: About 20,000 displaced people are seeking refuge in isolated rural areas in Ouham province following the arrival of armed groups in Boguila, Kouki and Nana Bakassa on 25 October. Nearly 1,000 people have been displaced since July in Bambari following violence in Batobadja and Matchika, and 4,000 have been displaced since January to Berberati town in Mambere province.

11 Nov 2014 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Planting the 2015A season crops has been completed and production prospects are favourable

  • Food security conditions seasonally deteriorate as the lean season deepens, especially in northeastern areas where 2014B season crop production shortfalls occurred

11 Nov 2014 description
report UN News Service

10 November 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Cassam Uteem as his Special Envoy and Head of the United Nations Electoral Observation Mission in Burundi (MENUB), the UN Spokesperson’s office announced today.

According to a press release, Mr. Uteem, a native of Mauritius, will bring his many years of political and diplomatic experience to his new role which will begin with the start of MENUB’s operations on 1 January 2015.

10 Nov 2014 description
report Radio Okapi

Plus de 7000 réfugiés congolais vivant au camp de Musasa au Nord du Burundi déplorent leurs conditions de vie. Ils ont saisi, le week-end dernier, l’Office de protection des réfugiés pour dénoncer cette situation. Ces réfugiés congolais se plaignent de ne plus pouvoir s’offrir une alimentation équilibrée depuis que le perdiem de leur ration alimentaire individuelle a été revue à la baisse. Elle est passée de 12,5 dollars américains à 10 dollars.

08 Nov 2014 description

Saturday 8/11/2014 - 16:01 GMT

The United Nations' top advisor on preventing genocide on Saturday appealed for dialogue and greater freedoms in Burundi, which he said needed to avert "the worst" ahead of elections next year.

Speaking at the seat of the UN-backed Rwandan genocide tribunal in Arusha, Tanzania, Adama Dieng said Burundi had the right to vote "in complete peace".