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02 Apr 2015 description

La Catastrophe qui est survenue en commune MUHUTA ce dimanche 29 Mars 2015 a occasionné pas mal de dégâts, et le nombre de vulnérables n’a fait qu’accroitre.

A peu près 400 ménages aujourd’hui ont du mal à faire vivre leurs familles. Certains d’entre eux ont trouvé refuge dans des familles d’accueil pour une courte durée. Cependant, ces familles devront se relever et reprendre la cour normale de la vie. Chose qui n’est pas du tout facile.

02 Apr 2015 description

Ce dimanche 29 mars, des pluies diluviennes ont entraîné des glissements de terrain sur la Route Nationale (RN) n° 3, entre Rutanga et Burambi en commune Buyengero dans la province de Bururi. Les chiffres provisoires comptent 10 personnes disparues. Plusieurs dégâts sont enregistrés. La route a été détruite sur plusieurs kilomètres et reste jusqu’aujourd’hui impraticable. Environ 400 ménages sont actuellement sans abris et sont logés dans les ménages des voisins. Plusieurs ponts sont endommagés, ainsi que 3 écoles et 1 centre de santé.

02 Apr 2015 description
report Caritas

Bujumbura, le 1er avril 2015 (caritasdev.cd) : A cause d’importantes précipitations, des glissements de terre ont provoqué dimanche 29 mars 2015 environ 20 morts dans Bujumbura Rurale, au Burundi. Le Gouverneur de cette province a indiqué que des coulées de boue et des rochers ont dévalé les collines de la zone et emporté des maisons dans la localité de Rutunga. La ville est située à 35 km au sud de Bujumbura, sur les rives du lac Tanganyika. Une dizaine de personnes sont portées disparues, a ajouté Jacques Minani, cité par BBC.

01 Apr 2015 description

March saw significant improvements in resolving longstanding conflicts, particularly in Myanmar and Colombia. However, Yemen’s political crisis tipped into all-out war, and fighting increased again in South Sudan following suspension of the peace talks. In Africa, election-related tensions worsened ahead of Burundi’s June presidential elections, while renewed international support to Guinea-Bissau gave a lift to political stability and reform.

01 Apr 2015 description

To project food security outcomes, FEWS NET uses scenario development. In this methodology, an analyst uses current evidence to develop assumptions about the future and compare their possible effects. The following report outlines assumptions at the regional level. Assumptions are also developed at the country level; these are likely to be more detailed. Together, the regional and national assumptions are the foundation for the integrated analysis reported in FEWS NET’s Food Security Outlooks and Outlook Updates. Learn more about our work here.

01 Apr 2015 description

Season A complete; near-average harvests expected

Key Messages

  • Season A harvests are complete, improving food availability and access for poor households. National production is estimated to be near average, and 15 to 20 percent higher than last year. Staple food prices stabilized in almost all reported markets. Most households in the country will remain in Minimal (IPC Phase 1) acute food insecurity through June.

01 Apr 2015 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year

01 Apr 2015 description

By Mireille Le-Ngoc On February 6th, 2015, the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) about the collaboration between the two institutions in different areas.

31 Mar 2015 description

Les communes Muhuta et Bugarama dans la province de Bujumbura viennent de connaître une grande catastrophe. Des pluies diluviennes ont frappées ces deux communes et provoqué de graves glissements de terrains sur les collines Mwambuko, Kijejeti et Rutunga. Le bilan provisoire fait état de 10 personnes portées disparues, près de 400 ménages déplacés et 14 salles de classe détruites à l’école fondamentale Rutunga.

31 Mar 2015 description

Snapshot 25–31 March 2015

Ukraine: Fears are growing of a new offensive in Mariupol, as non-government troops appear to be gathering nearby. A recent assessment has found that more than 1.6 million people need humanitarian assistance, nearly 1.1 million of whom are in non-government-controlled areas. 20–30% of IDPs are at risk of losing their status and benefits, due to a new mechanism to verify the addresses of IDPs.

31 Mar 2015 description
report UN Security Council

SC/11846

7422nd Meeting (PM)
SECURITY COUNCIL MEETINGS COVERAGE

The situation in the Middle East, protection of children in armed conflict and crises in Africa dominated the Council’s schedule, the Permanent Representative of France, President of the body for March, said in a monthly wrap-up meeting this afternoon.

30 Mar 2015 description

Bujumbura, Burundi | | lundi 30/03/2015 - 18:06 GMT

Au moins 10 personnes ont été tuées dans des glissements de terrain déclenchés par d'importantes précipitations dimanche soir au Burundi, a annoncé lundi soir le gouverneur de la province concernée, le Bujumbura-rural (ouest), révisant à la baisse un premier bilan.

Un premier bilan faisait état d'au moins 18 morts. Cinq des portés disparus ont finalement survécu après avoir été emportés dans le lac Tanganyika, et trois autres ont été retrouvés sains et saufs, a annoncé le gouverneur Jacques Minani.

30 Mar 2015 description

by Andrea OSúilleabháin, editor

The call for national and local ownership of peacebuilding and statebuilding design and practice has grown louder in recent years. The principles of leveraging local knowledge and attending to local context have gained increasing prominence and visibility in international policy. Yet translating these principles into practice—in terms of peacebuilding and statebuilding mechanisms, processes, and programs on the ground—is an enduring challenge for the United Nations and international actors.

30 Mar 2015 description

The sixth issue of the IPC Newsletter highlights important initiatives and technical developments undertaken at global level, among them the extension of the IPC Global Strategic Programme until 2018, the IPC-Chronic and Nutrition Working Group Meetings, the new IPC Quality Compliance Review Policy and Process, and the development of the IPC GSU Quality Compliance Review and Strategic Engagement Plan.

This issue also features recent IPC impacts, results and progress achieved at regional and country level in Africa, Latin America, Asia & Near East.

30 Mar 2015 description

Bujumbura, Burundi | | Monday 3/30/2015 - 17:39 GMT

Landslides in Burundi have killed at least 10 people after torrential rains, a local governor said Monday, revising downwards an earlier toll after eight were found alive.

"It is a disaster... dozens of houses were destroyed, crops have been washed away," said Jacques Minani, governor of the Bujumbura district, some 35 kilometres (20 miles) south of the capital.

27 Mar 2015 description

KAKUMA REFUGEE CAMP, Kenya, March 27 (UNHCR) – Naomi Chol studied at a school funded and supported by Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie Pitt, but the 16-year-old from South Sudan has become a celebrity herself in a Kenyan refugee camp.

"Everywhere I go, people call me and come to shake my hand," she tells visitors to Kakuma camp where she studied in a school known locally as the Angelina Jolie Primary School. It was set up by the UNHCR Special Envoy in 2002 to cater for girls with special protection needs.

25 Mar 2015 description

1. Executive Summary

The Kenya refugee operation is often cited as an example of a protracted refugee situation with traditional refugee camps in place for the past 20 or so years. In the last four years, however, the operation has been anything but static in responding to two major influxes from neighbouring countries while undergoing a transition in terms of partnerships and innovations in assistance delivery.

25 Mar 2015 description

Tracking food security trends in vulnerable countries

The Global Food Security Update provides a quarterly overview of key food security trends in vulnerable countries. Information is provided by WFP VAM field teams and partners.

In focus

  • Conflict in Iraq has disrupted food markets, leading to price hikes in Anbar, Salah Al-Din and Kirkuk. According to the 2014-2015 Strategic Response Plan, around 5.2 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, and over 2.5 million people are currently displaced.

24 Mar 2015 description

Snapshot 18-24 March 2015

Syria: The Government carried out over 10,000 airstrikes between October and March, dropping more than 5,300 barrel bombs and killing almost 2,200 civilians. A chlorine attack on 16 March in Idleb killed six people.

20 Mar 2015 description

Bujumbura, Burundi | vendredi 20/03/2015 - 09:26 GMT

Par Esdras NDIKUMANA / Aude GENET

Un président accusé de "forcing" pour briguer un troisième mandat, un parti au pouvoir divisé, une opposition remontée à bloc: un bras de fer acharné est engagé au Burundi à quelques mois d'élections générales à haut risque.

Depuis des mois, la tension politique monte dans le petit pays d'Afrique des Grands Lacs, à l'histoire récente marquée par les conflits interethniques et une longue guerre civile (1993-2006) dont il se remet difficilement.