- WFP Burundi Situation Report #12, 14 August 2015
- OCHA Eastern Africa/Flash Update 20: 07 August 2015 - Elections Crisis in Burundi and Regional Impact
- UNICEF Burundi Humanitarian Situation Report, 29 July 2015
Appeals & Funding
- UNHCR Revised Burundi Supplementary Appeal
- UNHCR Revised Burundi Regional Refugee Response Plan Apr–Sep 2015 (Aug 2015)
- Interagency Contingency Plan - Burundi 2015 Elections
August 26, 2015: 75,385 Burundian refugees registered in camps and urban areas.
Mahama Refugee camp
As of August 26th , 2015, the number of registered Burundian refugees had reached 75,385 in Rwanda.
among them 51,235 are hosted in different transit centers and Mahama camp as follow:
· Gashora Reception Centre , in Bugesera District in Eastern Province: 8111
· Nyamiyaga a reception Centre, in Nyanza in the Southern Province : 152
· Nyagatare Transit Centre: Rusizi District in the Western Province : 569
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
Today, Burundi marks the fifteenth anniversary of the initial signing of the Arusha Peace and Reconciliation Agreement in the United Republic of Tanzania. This process gave birth to the first generation of Burundians with no direct experience of war since independence.
La déclaration suivante a été communiquée aujourd’hui par le Porte-parole de M. Ban Ki-moon, Secrétaire général de l’ONU:
Aujourd’hui, le Burundi commémore le quinzième anniversaire de la signature, en Tanzanie, de l’Accord d’Arusha pour la paix et la réconciliation. Ce processus a vu naître la première génération de Burundais sans aucune expérience directe de la guerre depuis l’indépendance du pays.
Jamais l’esprit de l’Accord d’Arusha n’aura été autant remis en cause qu’au cours des cinq derniers mois.
World Vision Burundi
Clovis is a five-year-old boy living in the northeast of Burundi. He frequently carries a piece of cardboard around his neck, on which are written vowels in his mother tongue. Though he hasn’t started primary school, he already knows how to read and write those vowels.
High food prices and conflict in South Sudan and Yemen leading to continued Emergency
Staple food prices have been above average since May, likely due to 18 percent below-average production for 2014/15. The National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA) has been selling maize in deficit markets since June. Prices are not expected to increase substantially, as maize will likely continue to be exported into the Greater Horn of Africa, but not to southern Africa.
Because of ongoing political unrest in Burundi, thousands are fleeing into neighbouring countries.
As of 26 August approximately 15,500 Burundian refugees have been registered in DRC whereby the majority are situated in South Kivu. Approximately 680 are in Katanga province, and just over 230 are in Maniema province.
Snapshot 11 August – 25 August 2015
Haiti: Insecurity has increased since legislative elections. Violence and intimidation were reported at many polling stations and a second round of voting is planned, following low voter turnout. Food security has deteriorated as a result of prolonged drought conditions since the beginning of 2015: poor households in Sud, Sud-Est, Nord-Est and Artibonite will remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food security outcomes through December. Recent cholera rates are triple those of the comparable time period in 2014.
The Tanzania government has given a green light for UNHCR to conduct an assessment of three identified sites in two districts of Kibondo (Nduta) and Kakonko (Karago and Mtendeli). All the three sites were used for refugee camps in the past years.
6000 families are still in mass shelters while all 16 schools that were used for mass shelters have been emptied and learning will resume in the coming few days.
The average influx of refugees from Burundi to Rwanda remains at 150 people per day in the last 15 days. The total number has now reached 75,327.
The relocation of refugees from the reception centres to Mahama camp is progressing well with about 1,000 refugees being relocated daily to Mahama Refugee Camp.
A new refugee camp site (Mahama 1) is being established to accommodate an additional 15,000 refugees. The existing refugee camp will still be called Mahama.
Socio-political tensions remain high amidst continued violence and insecurity in the country, in particular following the assassination on 15 August of the former Head of the Burundian army, Colonel Bikomagu.
On 20 August, President Pierre Nkurunziza took Oath of Office unexpectedly early for a controversial third term, with a pledge to end the months of violence and a call on those who fled the country to return.
The registered population of Mahama camp has surged passed the 40,000 mark. Additional growth is certain in coming days with continued convoys from Bugesera Reception Center. The camp population has increased by more than 8,900 during August an increase of 28%.
· To date nearly 87,000 new Burundian refugees have arrived into Tanzania since end-April, according to UNHCR reports. Among countries in the Great Lakes Region, Tanzania has received the highest number of refugees. Currently all refugees are hosted at Nyarugusu Refugee Camp, bringing the total refugee population residing there to 152,000. This makes Nyarugusu one of the largest single location refugee camps in world.
More than 85,694 Burundian refugees have arrived in Tanzania since early May 2015 and are living in Nyarugusu camp.
A total of 1,288 refugees arrived in Tanzania between 11th August and 17th August; the most used entry points are Buhigwe, Kakongo, and Ngara.
The average daily rate of arrivals into Tanzania is below 250 individuals.
As of 21th August, Nyarugusu camp is host to 151,651 refugees mainly from Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo.