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25 Aug 2016 description
report UN News Service

25 août 2016 – Le Conseiller spécial du Secrétaire général de l'ONU sur la prévention du génocide, Adama Dieng, s'est déclaré mercredi soir préoccupé par les déclarations incendiaires faites par des responsables politiques au Burundi qui pourraient constituer une incitation à la violence.

Dans un communiqué de presse, M. Dieng a précisé que les déclarations les plus récentes viennent de Pascal Nyabenda, un membre du parti politique actuellement au pouvoir, le Conseil national pour la défense de la démocratie–Forces pour la défense de la démocratie (CNDD–FDD).

25 Aug 2016 description
report United Nations

(New York, 24 August 2016) The United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, expressed his concern at inflammatory statements by public officials that could constitute incitement to violence including, most recently, by a senior official of the ruling CNDD-FDD political party.

25 Aug 2016 description

News in Brief

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, preparatory talks for a national dialogue were started by facilitator Edem Kodjo on August 23 in order to relieve the political tensions in the country.
However, few key members of the opposition attended and the “Rassemblement” umbrella called for a nationwide “ville-morte”.
The call was answered in some parts of Kinshasa, but ignored in other big Congolese cities. During the demonstrations in Kinshasa, two people were injured and 32 people were arrested.

25 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP’s main priority is to provide food assistance to refugees, safety net assistance to the most vulnerable and build national capacity to design and manage home-grown hunger solutions.

  • Sufficient resources are needed to provide food assistance to the growing number of refugees in camps and to treat and prevent malnutrition among children, pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.

  • School feeding in camps and in food-insecure districts ensures children are getting meals, maintaining attendance and reduces dropouts.

25 Aug 2016 description

By Caroline Haga, Finnish Red Cross

Senginuyava Fitness sits on the ground in the middle of the stadium clutching her youngest child, a six-month old girl who looks like a little princess in her colourful dress. She and her family have finally reached the second to last stop on their long journey to safety.

23 Aug 2016 description

Weekly Picks

Nigeria

The Nigerian government has reportedly shut down 12 IDP camps in Adamawa state and six out of seven in Yobe state. Many IDPs are unable to return to their homes, which have been damaged or destroyed, or are still insecure. Most of the remaining IDP camps are located in Maiduguri, Borno state.

Yemen

23 Aug 2016 description

This issue focuses on the Yellow fever, Cholera, Zika Virus Disease and Chikungunya outbreaks.

During the period under review, there have been protracted urban Yellow Fever (YF) outbreaks in Angola that have spread to the neighboring DR Congo and there have been exported cases to China and Kenya. Another outbreak of Yellow Fever was reported in Uganda but was not epidemiologically linked to the Angola or DR Congo outbreaks. The Uganda YF outbreak was rapidly and effectively contained.

23 Aug 2016 description

272.1 M required for 2016 including special situations
72.3 M contributions received, representing 27% of requirements
199.8 M overall funding gap for Uganda

22 Aug 2016 description

This weekly report is produced by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) as part of the United Nations Country Management Team (UNCMT) response to the influx of Burundian and Congolese refugees from Burundi. The report covers the period from August 15 to 21, 2016. The next report will be issued on August 29, 2016.

Highlights

22 Aug 2016 description
report Uganda Red Cross

Uganda Red Cross Volunteers on June 26th braved the night, cold and bloody boarder of Nimule – Connecting Uganda to South Sudan in rescue of refugees fleeing uncertainty when fighting broke out in Wau, South Sudan forcing thousands of people to flee to Uganda. The situation has since been tense and alarming. Hundreds of lives have been claimed in the fights and many more rescued because of the presence of Humanitarian support from key players like Uganda Red Cross.

22 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

  • On 20 July, the Global Nutrition Report was launched nationally in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
  • WFP assisted 210,047 refugees in Tanzania with food assistance in June.

Operational Updates

20 Aug 2016 description

Le grenier communautaire de Bukemba est géré par la Branche de la Croix-Rouge du Burundi à Rutana depuis 2015. Il sert principalement les habitants de 3 collines de la commune Bukemba à savoir Bukemba, Bugiga et Murama –Rugwe. Les membres et volontaires de chacune de ces trois collines cultivent ensemble un champ- école dénommé « Exploitation Communautaire Didactique Intégrée » (ECDI). La récolte issue de ces ECDI est stockée dans ce grenier, une partie étant destinée à servir de semence et l’autre à la vente.

20 Aug 2016 description

Ils sont plus de 350 ménages à être abrités dans les deux camps de Cashi et Gitaza depuis Novembre 2015. Ils ont reçu diverses formes d'assistance. Cette assistance provient des organisations humanitaires œuvrant au Burundi.