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Burundi Remote Monitoring Update - September 2014

Land preparation and Season A planting continues with favorable rains

KEY MESSAGES

  • Early seasonal rainfall enabled land preparation and planting for Season A in August and September.
    Average to above-average rainfall is expected from October to December and Season A harvest prospects are favorable.

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ACCORD trains Burundi youth leaders in election dispute management

In view of the upcoming 2015 elections in Burundi, and as continuation of the country's commitment to ensuring peaceful elections, ACCORD's Burundi Initiative and Training Unit has delivered two training workshops on the management of elections-related disputes for youth wings leaders of all registered political parties in Burundi's towns of Gitega and Ngozi.

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La Croix-Rouge du Burundi sur une nouvelle base légale

« C’est un jour mémorable pour la Croix-Rouge du Burundi », a déclaré le Président de la Croix-Rouge du Burundi, Pamphile Kantabaze. Il venait, en effet, de signer avec le Ministre burundais des Relations Extérieures et de la Coopération Internationale un Accord-Cadre de Partenariat entre le Gouvernement de la République du Burundi et de la Croix-Rouge du Burundi. La Croix-Rouge du Burundi avait tant attendu ce texte puisque son cadre juridique tranchait nettement avec la réalité et l’environnement dans lequel la Société Nationale évolue.

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Global emergency overview Snapshot 10–16 September

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Food Assistance Outlook Brief, September 2014

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR MARCH 2015

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Brighter beginnings in Burundi

90% of the population of Burundi are subsistence farmers but many women are unable to contribute because they have no childcare options. The emerge poverty free Toddlers’ Day Care Centre in Gitega, Burundi will provide that childcare, and an opportunity to educate the mothers about health and nutrition.

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Sud-Kivu : les habitants de Kabondola fuient un renforcement des positions du FNL

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Les habitants de la localité de Kabondola, à plus de 90 km au sud de Bukavu (Sud-Kivu), fuient depuis trois jours leurs habitations. Ils craignent pour leur vie suite à un renforcement des positions des rebelles burundais du Front national de libération (FNL). Selon le chef de groupement de Muhungu, Bukashi Rubanga, ces habitants se dirigent vers Kazimwe, Kisanga et Katonyera, à 10 Km de Kabondola, dans le même groupement.

Selon les sources locales, des hommes, femmes et enfants se refugiaient mercredi 10 septembre à pied vers les localités voisines.

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Gains made protecting children in situations of armed conflict overshadowed by new global crises, Special Representative tells Security Council

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7259th Meeting* (AM)

Acknowledgement of Abuses Not Enough Survivor Says, Calling for Perpetrators to Be Held Accountable

In an all-day debate in the Security Council, over 60 speakers urged accelerated action to prevent and ensure accountability for the killing, recruiting and other abuse of children in situations of armed conflict that continued despite greater awareness of the scourge.

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Global emergency overview Snapshot 3–9 September

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Libya: Concern is growing for the increasing number of people affected by crisis since mid-July, as violence persists, rival governments are failing to assure basic services, and most humanitarian organisations have withdrawn.

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Education secondaire de qualité

La Coopération monégasque poursuit son partenariat avec la FVS-AMADE Burundi pour la construction d’une école secondaire de référence au profit de 460 élèves, dont 30% d’orphelins et enfants vulnérables.

La Coopération Internationale, la FVS-AMADE Burundi, l’AMADE Mondiale et Fight Aids Monaco collaborent depuis de nombreuses années dans les domaines de la santé, de l’insertion socio-économique et de l’éducation pour aider les orphelins et enfants vulnérables (OEV) qui représentent près de 11% de la population du Burundi.

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CICR - CRB : Pour un mouvement d’ensemble en faveur des victimes

Le partenariat entre la Croix-Rouge du Burundi (CRB) et le Comité International de la Croix-Rouge (CICR) est au beau fixe. Il est autant fructueux que diversifié. Les deux composantes du Mouvement International de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant Rouge entendent améliorer la coordination de la réponse en cas d’urgence par la CRB.

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$8.5m gene project for food security

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By ISAAC KHISA Special Correspondent

IN SUMMARY

  • Plant genetic resources are seeds and planting materials (traditional and modern varieties, crop and wild plant species) that can be used to develop crop varieties resistant to pests and diseases as well as tolerant to climate change.

East African crop scientists have embarked on a five-year project to conserve indigenous plant genetic resources to improve food security across East Africa.

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Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for September (3 September 2014)

Setting out a Security Council work programme that covers a range of global crises, Ambassador Samantha Power of the United States, the body’s President for September, this afternoon stressed the urgency of forging consensus at an upcoming Council summit on stopping the international flow of terrorist fighters.

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Insécurité au Sud-Kivu : 4 600 Congolais se réfugient au Burundi

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Plus de 4 600 Congolais ont été déjà accueillis par le Burundi comme demandeurs d’asile durant le 1er semestre de cette année. L’office burundais de protection des refugies et des apatrides affirme avoir accordé l’asile à plus de 1 700 d’entre eux durant cette période. Cette population congolaise dit fuir l’insécurité grandissante dans les localités du territoire de Fizi et dans la plaine de la Ruzizi à Uvira au Sud-Kivu.

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Burundi lawyers demand jail for opposition chief for 'genocide' warning

09/02/2014 16:58 GMT

BUJUMBURA, September 2, 2014 (AFP) - Lawyers in Burundi called Tuesday for an opposition leader to be jailed for five years for accusing the ruling party of preparing a "genocide".

Leonce Ngendakumana, president of the main coalition opposition party, is accused of making "damaging allegations, false accusations and racist incitement," in a letter he penned in February to UN chief Ban Ki-moon.

He accused the ruling CNDD-FDD of preparations similar to that which took place in neighbouring Rwanda before the genocide of 1994.

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CrisisWatch N°133 - 1 September 2014

The fight for control of Libya between the Misrata-led Islamist-leaning coalition and the Zintan-led forces is escalating by the day. Hundreds have been killed and thousands displaced in over six weeks of clashes and heavy artillery fire. The Misrata side emerged victorious in the battle over Tripoli’s international airport, taking control of the capital, and made advances around Benghazi, but the larger political divide remains unresolved.

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Burundi Remote Monitoring Update - August 2014

Above-average food prices limit household food access in the Northeast

KEY MESSAGES

• Land preparation is underway in most zones across the country. This is seasonably providing labor opportunities, especially to the poor.

• Staple food prices stabilized from June to July but range between 15 and 45 percent above the five-year average. Above-average prices are due to Season B production deficits of between 40 to 60 percent, particularly in Northeastern livelihood zones.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 27 August–2 September

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.