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01 Mar 2015 description

Season A harvests replenishing food stocks, but prices remain above average

Key Messages

Season A harvest is completed and production is estimated to be near average. Harvests will seasonally improve local consumption and market supply. Labor opportunities during the harvest also improved access to income for the poor in most areas. Most households country-wide will remain in Minimal (IPC Phase 1) acute food insecurity through March.

27 Feb 2015 description

Bujumbura, Burundi | AFP | vendredi 27/02/2015 - 14:24 GMT

par Esdras NDIKUMANA

Le président burundais Pierre Nkurunziza n'a jamais caché son intention de briguer un troisième mandat en juin, mais sa marge de manoeuvre diminue: société civile et opposition comptent lui faire barrage et la contestation s'organise dans son parti.

25 Feb 2015 description
report CARE

L'ONG CARE met les filles et les femmes au cœur de ses programmes et renforce leur autonomie en favorisant leur accès aux ressources, à l'éducation et à la santé. CARE implique les hommes et les garçons dans ses actions afin de changer durablement les attitudes à l'égard des femmes lorsque leurs droits sont bafoués. Découvrez quelques exemples de nos actions à travers le monde :

24 Feb 2015 description

Snapshot 18-24 February 2015

Myanmar: 90,000 people are now reported to have been displaced by continuing violence between government troops and multiple armed groups in Kokang, Shan state. Aid organisations have been subject to attack – seven people were wounded in two separate incidents.

20 Feb 2015 description

(Extract)

Introduction to the Department of Political Affairs Multi-Year Appeal

What is the Multi-Year Appeal?

19 Feb 2015 description

Epidemic prone diseases remain to be serious public health threats to Mem- ber States in the African region. In response to these threats, Member States through the adoption and implementation of the Integrated Diseases Surveil- lance and Response Strategy and the International Health Regulations, con- tinue to strengthen their public health emergency response systems and struc- tures. In this issue, a summary of acute public health events that occurred dur- ing the course of 2014 is provided

In this issue:

19 Feb 2015 description
report UN Security Council

CS/11789

7388e séance – soir

Le Conseil a fait observer ce soir qu’un certain nombre de difficultés doivent encore être surmontées pour rendre les progrès irréversibles au Burundi, en particulier dans la perspective des élections de 2015. Dans cette Déclaration présidentielle, le Conseil souligne qu’il importe de tenir des élections libres, transparentes, crédibles, pacifiques et ouvertes à tous.

19 Feb 2015 description
report UN Security Council

SC/11789
7388th Meeting (Night)
SECURITY COUNCIL
MEETINGS COVERAGE

Welcoming the significant progress made by Burundi since the adoption of the Arusha Agreement in 2000 in restoring security and stability, the Security Council today noted that challenges remained to be overcome to ensure a reversal of such improvement, especially in the context of the 2015 elections.

18 Feb 2015 description

Supporting peace through food security and resilience The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has collaborated with the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) since 2009 to support activities and programmes that contribute to building lasting peace in countries emerging from conflict. To date, FAO has received US$11.6 million in support from the PBF through 12 emergency projects, with more than 80 percent of them taking place in Africa.

17 Feb 2015 description

Since 2011 Belgium, France, Norway and Unicef have pooled their efforts in support to the education sector in Burundi by creating a common fund.

This "Common Education Fund" aims to support the strategic plan of the education sector especially in terms of investments, knowing that 82% of the sector's budget goes to salaries. It constitutes real relief and provides Burundi's Ministry of Education the means to implement its policy. There are three reasons why the experience of the Common Education Fund can be considered exemplary.

17 Feb 2015 description

Snapshot 11–17 February 2015

Myanmar: Fighting between the Myanmar army and the MNDAA, an insurgent group in the Kokang area of Shan state, displaced tens of thousands of people. Some fled into central Myanmar, while between 30,000 and 50,000 are thought to have crossed into Nansan, Yunnan province, China.

17 Feb 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

Au moins 47 personnes ont été tuées ; une enquête indépendante doit être ouverte

(Nairobi, le 12 février 2015) – La Force de défense nationale du Burundi et la police de ce pays ont commis au moins 47 exécutions extrajudiciaires entre le 30 décembre 2014 et le 3 janvier 2015 à la suite d’un affrontement avec un groupe armé dans la province de Cibitoke, dans le nord-ouest du pays, a déclaré Human Rights Watch aujourd’hui. Des membres armés de la ligue des jeunes du parti au pouvoir ont également participé aux exécutions.

16 Feb 2015 description

La Croix-Rouge du Burundi s’est engagée depuis un temps à contribuer dans la lutte contre la malnutrition au Burundi. Un programme de lutte contre la malnutrition appuyé par le Fonds Belge pour la Sécurité Alimentaire (FBSA) est entrain d’être mis en œuvre dans les communes Gisuru et Kinyinya de la province Ruyigi. Cette province a été choisie parmi les 17 que compte le Burundi parce qu’elle affiche un taux de malnutrition chronique plus élevé de 68%. La moyenne à travers le pays est tout autant élevée. Les statistiques parlent d’une moyenne de malnutrition chronique de 58%.

13 Feb 2015 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population is compared to last year and the recent five-year average. Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

12 Feb 2015 description

Overview
Conflict and unfavourable climatic conditions remain the main drivers of food insecurity and displacement in the Eastern Africa region. Despite growing humanitarian needs, a difficult global humanitarian financing climate has forced humanitarian country teams in the region to prioritize response plans.

12 Feb 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • IPC confirms some 2.5 million people in South Sudan in Emergency and Crisis food insecurity, as economic pressure rises due to conflict.

  • UN Secretary-General calls on South Sudan leaders to expeditiously end the conflict.

  • Over 12,000 South Sudanese refugees registered in the region in January 2015.

  • Humanitarian funding for 2015 is ten times lower than at the same time in 2014.

  • Some $529 million pledged at High Level Event on South Sudan.

12 Feb 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

At Least 47 Killed; Independent Investigation Needed

(Nairobi, February 12, 2015) – The Burundian National Defense Force and police committed at least 47 extrajudicial executions between December 30, 2014, and January 3, 2015, following a clash with an armed group in the northwestern province of Cibitoke, Human Rights Watch said today. Armed members of the ruling party’s youth league also participated in the killings.

10 Feb 2015 description

Snapshot 4–10 February 2015

Guinea: An increase in Ebola case numbers has been reported for the second consecutive week. Resistance to the response remains high in Forecariah, worst affected by the outbreak; though ten prefectures have reported at least one incident of resistance. Clashes between armed forces and the community were reported in Matoto, Conakry.