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18 Dec 2014 description

Tracking food security trends in vulnerable countries


· According to the Food Security and Agriculture Cluster analyses, 9.8 million people in Syria need various types of food, agriculture and livelihood-related assistance.

· As fighting prevails in Iraq, an estimated 2.2 million people across the governorates of Anbar, Kirkuk, Diyala, Ninewa and Salah al-Din are in need of emergency food assistance.

17 Dec 2014 description

Conflict continues to drive food insecurity in many areas of the region

Key Messages:

About 12.4 million people in East Africa are in need of humanitarian assistance. As of November, the majority were in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) in northeastern Djibouti, eastern and northeastern Ethiopia, northern and eastern Kenya, southern and central Somalia, western and southern Sudan, and the Greater Upper Nile States in South Sudan. Significant populations remain Stressed (IPC Phase 2) in these countries and in Burundi, Rwanda, and northeastern Uganda.

16 Dec 2014 description

Snapshot 10–16 December

Iraq: 700,000 IDPs, mostly in Dahuk and Anbar governorates, are living in shelters that are not adapted for winter temperatures. 945,000 IDPs are in dire need of kerosene for heating.

Afghanistan: Kabul has been hit by at least 12 suicide attacks since early November, with more attacks also carried out elsewhere, fuelling concerns about the protection of civilians.

15 Dec 2014 description
report UN News Service

12 décembre 2014 – Alors que le Bureau des Nations Unies au Burundi (BNUB) s'apprête à fermer, le Secrétaire général adjoint des Nations Unies aux affaires politiques, Jeffrey Feltman, a confirmé vendredi lors d'une visite dans ce pays que les Nations Unies allaient y déployer en janvier une Mission d'observation électorale.

13 Dec 2014 description
report UN News Service

12 December 2014 – As Under-Secretary-General Jeffrey Feltman wrapped up his visit to Burundi, he met today with President, Pierre Nkurunziza, to discuss issues related to the drawdown of the United Nations Office in Burundi (BNUB), and establishment of the UN Electoral Observation Mission (MENUB).

Mr Feltman welcomed both the commitment of the Government to continued political dialogue, and of the opposition to participate in the electoral process, congratulating the President on success of the Round Table held yesterday with partners of Burundi.

12 Dec 2014 description

Bujumbura, Burundi | AFP | Friday 12/12/2014 - 10:52 GMT

The United Nations closed their political mission in Burundi Friday after two decades of peace-building following civil war, but amid criticism they leave as tensions grow ahead of elections next year.

Burundi, a small nation in Africa's Great Lakes region, emerged in 2006 from a brutal 13-year civil war, but its political climate remains fractious in the run-up to presidential polls in six months' time.

12 Dec 2014 description

8 December 2014 - The United Nations Under Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, is to travel to Burundi on 10 December for a two-day visit. During his staying, Feltman and the Burundian Minister of External Relations and International Cooperation, Laurent Kavakure will on 12 December co-chair the ceremony to mark the closing of the United Nations Office in Burundi.

On the other hand, USG Feltman will meet with Burundian authorities and attend the Burundi-Partners: Progress, Challenges and Prospects Roundtable scheduled for 11-12 December in Bujumbura.

11 Dec 2014 description

More than 3,000 street children in Burundi are benefitting from an education project which stresses long-term pedagogical support, as well as assistance for families and host centres.

Launched in 2000 with just 15 students, the project in the capital, Bujumbura, is now providing 1,628 girls and 1,525 boys with basic education. 528 children are enrolled in secondary school which is encouraging for their future.

10 Dec 2014 description

Bujumbura, Burundi | AFP | mercredi 10/12/2014 - 17:47 GMT

Les 18 partis d'opposition du Burundi, unis pour la première fois, ont demandé mercredi à la commission électorale "l'annulation" des opérations d'inscription sur les listes électorales, accusant de "fraude massive" le parti au pouvoir.

Depuis le début, fin novembre, du processus conduit par la Commission électorale nationale indépendante (Céni), médias, opposition et société civile ont dénoncé des fraudes et des irrégularités.

09 Dec 2014 description

Snapshot 3–9 December

Philippines: Category 5 Typhoon Hagupit, locally known as Ruby, made landfall on 6 December over the town of Dolores in Eastern Samar province (Eastern Philippines). At least 49 of 81 provinces are potentially at high risk. The typhoon is moving very slowly, potentially subjecting each community in the path of the typhoon to high winds and torrential rainfall for much longer. 1.1 million people are affected.

09 Dec 2014 description

Seasonal outlook and impact on food security

There has been a general decrease in the number of food insecure people as harvests continue across the region. Following an extended dry period and delayed onset of rains, a large part of the arid, semi-arid lands (ASALs) have received below-average rainfall providing limited relief.

08 Dec 2014 description

IPC - 10 Years of Multi-partner Collaboration towards Better Food Security Decisions and Country Impact

This year IPC celebrates its 10th anniversary. The Integrated Food Security Phase Classification was developed in 2004 by FSANU, the former FAO Food Security Analysis Unit in Somalia, to respond to decision makers’ strong call for a consensual, rigorous and comparable food security analysis which enabled effective response to the Somalia food crisis. As of today, the IPC is regularly used in 29 countries worldwide and demand for IPC is still growing.

05 Dec 2014 description

GENEVE (5 décembre 2014) – L’expert des Nations Unies, Pablo de Greiff, visitera le Burundi du 8 au 16 décembre afin d’évaluer les efforts entrepris jusqu’à présent par les autorités en matière de justice transitionnelle. Depuis son indépendance en 1962, le Burundi a traversé plusieurs périodes et vécu des incidents graves marqués par la violence et des abus flagrants, souvent à caractère ethnique.

05 Dec 2014 description
report World Bank

BUJUMBURA, 05 décembre 2014 —Un nouveau rapport de la Banque mondiale, réalisé à la demande du gouvernement burundais, effectue une revue complète des efforts entrepris par les autorités depuis plus d’une décennie afin de renforcer la cohésion sociale et donner plus de pouvoir aux communes dans le cadre d’un …

05 Dec 2014 description
report World Bank

BUJUMBURA, December 5, 2014 — A new World Bank report launched today presents a comprehensive review of the efforts made for over a decade to reinforce social cohesion and give more power to local authorities, or “communes” in Burundi through an ambitious decentralization program initiated after the civil war which …

03 Dec 2014 description

Les volontaires de la Branche Kirundo s’impliquent activement dans la prévention des violences basées sur le genre (VBG). Ils veulent apporter la pierre à l’édifice dans cette province où les cas des violences basées sur le genre sont légion. La Croix-Rouge du Burundi en partenariat avec l'Ambassade des Etats-Unis au Burundi a initié un projet de prévention de ce fléau dans toute les communes de la Branche Kirundo. Le projet vise la sensibilisation de toute la communauté dans le but de faire face aux différentes formes de violences basées sur le Genre.