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27 Feb 2017 description

Poorer countries host most of the forcibly displaced – report

According to a new UNHCR study, most of the 3.2 million who were driven from their homes in the first half of 2016 found shelter in low or middle income countries.

GENEVA – Conflict, persecution and violence newly uprooted at least 3.2 million people in the first half of last year, and low- and middle-income countries played the greatest role in sheltering the world’s displaced, a new report by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has found.

27 Feb 2017 description

In this interview, Interpeace’s Great Lakes Programme Coordinator, Isabelle Peter, discusses the organization’s peace education initiative in the three countries of Rwanda, Burundi and the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The peace education initiative is part of Interpeace’s Cross-Border Peacebuilding programme, implemented in collaboration with six regional organisations in the region.

What is Peace Education, and how does it fit into Interpeace’s efforts to build lasting peace in the Great Lakes region?

27 Feb 2017 description

On 15 – 16 February 2017, Interpeace participated in the SDG4 Regional Forum for Eastern Africa in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The high level forum – organized by UNESCO with the support of the SDG4 co-conveners (ILO, UNFPA, UNDP, UNICEF, UN Women, UNHCR and the World Bank) – seeks to enable Member States under the UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa (Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda) to present their national SDG4 roadmaps in support of the implementation of the 2030 Education Agenda.

27 Feb 2017 description

Regional mixed migration summary for January 2017 covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Puntland, Somalia, Somaliland and Yemen.

Terminology: Throughout this report the term migrant/refugee is used to cover all those involved in the mixed migration flows (including asylum seekers, trafficked persons, smuggled economic migrants, refugees). If the caseload mentioned refers only to refugees or asylum seekers or trafficked persons it will be clearly stated.

27 Feb 2017 description

Le Burundi traverse depuis avril 2015 une crise politico-sécuritaire aggravée par une crise socio-économique, et de nombreux aléas climatiques qui limitent la disponibilité alimentaire en général et plus particulièrement l’accès des ménages les plus vulnérables à la nourriture.

27 Feb 2017 description

An analysis based on actual persons registered in the UNHCR refugee database (proGres)

26 Feb 2017 description

by Reuters
Saturday, 25 February 2017 08:49 GMT

The talks are aimed at ending a crisis sparked by President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to run for a third term in office.

NAIROBI, Feb 25 (Reuters) - The United Nations has called on political parties in Burundi to commit fully to peace talks to resolve a two-year old political crisis in the east African nation.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

25 Feb 2017 description

The Burundi Red Cross remains committed to the merciless struggle against cholera and dirty hand diseases. It is in this perspective that, in partnership with the ICRC, it rehabilitated 7 km of water conveyance in the Nyanza-Lac commune of province of Makamba. This hydraulic network, with a flow of 1.3 liters per second, serves 1253 households of 6265 people from Nyabigina Hill. It has its source on Murandamutsi hill. The inauguration of this infrastructure was held this Tuesday, February 21, 2016 at the chief city of Nyabigina hill.

25 Feb 2017 description

500.7 M required for 2017 including special situations

32.6 M contributions received, representing 7% of requirements

468.0 M overall funding gap for Uganda

All figures are displayed in USD

24 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP received generous contributions from Food for Peace of USD 17.3 million and from Italy of Euro 200,000 for food assistance to refugees in Tanzania.

  • In December 2016, WFP launched a three month Cash Based Transfer initiative funded by a CAD 500,000 contribution from Canada. The initiative reaches 10,000 individuals from 2,500 households at Nyarugusu Refugee Camp.

Operational Updates

24 Feb 2017 description

Executive Summary

This report has been developed collectively with humanitarian partners in the region to inform preparedness and advocacy efforts to mitigate and manage humanitarian risk in the Horn of Africa and Great Lakes region*. It presents a three-month trend analysis from October to December 2016 and a humanitarian outlook from January to March 2017. It is the sixth report in the series and updates the previous scenario report which was published in October 2016.

Regional Trends: October-December 2016

24 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP’s main priority is to provide food assistance to refugees and vulnerable host communities, and to build national capacity to design and manage home- grown hunger solutions.
  • The prevention of stunting programme under the Country Programme has been discontinued due to lack of funding.

WFP Assistance

24 Feb 2017 description

Key figures (Oct 2015 - 08 Feb 2017)
- 3,205 persons relocated
- 5,839 places pledged
- 39,600 target

23 Feb 2017 description

214.5 M required for 2017

100,000 contributions received, representing less than 1% of requirements

214.4 M funding gap for the Burundi Situations

All figures displayed in USD

22 Feb 2017 description
report EastAfrican

IN SUMMARY

At a rally organised for a team led by Burundi Minister for Home Affairs Pascal Barandagiye, the refugees in Nakivale settlement demanded justice, an African Union force to protect those opposed to the government, and the resignation of President Pierre Nkurunziza before they could return home.

Burundian officials who had travelled to Uganda to persuade their nationals to return home left empty-handed after they were met with a hostile reception.