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25 May 2015 description

Bujumbura, Burundi | AFP | lundi 25/05/2015 - 09:00 GMT

Des manifestations hostiles au président burundais Pierre Nkurunziza ont repris lundi matin dans plusieurs quartiers de Bujumbura, a constaté un journaliste de l'AFP.

A Cibitoke (nord), plusieurs centaines de jeunes défilaient en dansant et chantant des slogans anti-Nkurunziza. Ils tournaient en boucle dans les rues de Cibitoke et du quartier voisin de Mutakura.

25 May 2015 description
report EastAfrican

By DANIEL S NTWARI, TEA Special Correspondent

IN SUMMARY

  • For the refugees, Mahama camp is offering a peaceful haven although there are major challenges concerning their upkeep.

  • Rwanda may soon be overwhelmed, with the number of Burundian refugees in the country is now nearing its estimated handling capacity.

24 May 2015 description
report Oxfam

These updates cover emergencies Oxfam is currently responding to around the world, although please note they don’t intend to be comprehensive.

Asia and South Asia

Nepal Earthquake

24 May 2015 description
report UN News Service

24 May 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the killing of a Burundian politician and his bodyguard in a move that threatens to further destabilize the country amid simmering political tensions and a growing humanitarian crisis.

24 May 2015 description

MSF emergency teams launching activities

24 May 2015

A cholera outbreak has struck overcrowded camps where thousands of Burundian refugees are gathering in Tanzania. According to the World Health Organization, 15 confirmed cholera cases and more than 1,000 acute diarrhoea cases have been reported among the refugees. In collaboration with local authorities, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is opening rehydration points and cholera treatment centres in Kagunga and Kigoma camps.

24 May 2015 description

Bujumbura, Burundi | AFP | Sunday 5/24/2015 19:32 update

by Aymeric VINCENOT

Thousands of Burundian activists mourned a murdered opposition leader at his funeral Sunday, vowing to intensify their protests against a bid by the president of the central African nation to seek a third consecutive term.

Opposition leaders also said they were suspending talks with the government of President Pierre Nkurunziza after Zedi Feruzi, the leader of the Union for Peace and Development (UPD), a small opposition party, was gunned down in the capital on Saturday.

24 May 2015 description

Bujumbura, Burundi | AFP | dimanche 24/05/2015 - 09:54 GMT

par Esdras NDIKUMANA / Aymeric VINCENOT

Le mouvement contre un troisième mandat du président burundais Pierre Nkurunziza a suspendu son dialogue avec le gouvernement dimanche, au lendemain de l'assassinat d'un de ses leaders, et appelé à reprendre lundi les manifestations avec encore "plus de vigueur".

"On ne dialoguera pas dans le sang et sous la menace de mort!", a dénoncé la Coordination de la campagne contre le troisième mandat dans un communiqué.

23 May 2015 description

Nairobi / Genève, 23 mai 2015 – La Fédération internationale des Sociétés de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge est profondément alarmée par la situation actuelle au Burundi et par ses conséquences humanitaires dans le pays et la région.

Tensions et violences préélectorales se sont aggravées ces dernières semaines au Burundi, avec de nombreuses victimes à déplorer dans la capitale Bujumbura. A ce jour, plus de 100 000 habitants du pays ont déjà cherché refuge au Congo, au Rwanda ou en Tanzanie.

23 May 2015 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Sud-Kivu : Plus de 9 300 Burundais ont trouvé refuge dans les territoires d’Uvira et de Fizi.

  • Nord-Kivu: Plus de 275 000 déplacés internes difficilement accessibles dans Rutshuru et Beni.

  • Province Orientale : L’insécurité handicape la lutte pour la sécurité alimentaire en Irumu.

  • Katanga : Le mauvais état des routes freine l’assistance dans le Territoire de Malemba Nkulu.

Des réfugiés burundais affluent au Sud-Kivu

23 May 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

  • Refugees from Burundi have been arriving at the Northwest borders of Tanzania since the beginning of May as they flee violence and political turmoil in Burundi. As of 19 May, UNHCR reported an estimated 63,653 Burundi refugees have reached Tanzania and its borders seeking shelter and safety. Of concern is the 35,000 refugees living in rough conditions in the lakeside village of Kagunga awaiting to be transported to the established camp.

23 May 2015 description

COUNTRY STRATEGY

Priorities for 2011-2015:

Emergency Humanitarian Action—for refugees and people who are unable to meet their basic food and nutrition needs due to disasters.

Food Security and Nutrition Support—for chronically hungry people living in extreme poverty and vulnerable to shocks.

Community Investments in Food Security Support—for people who are able to meet their basic food/nutrition needs but require further support to ensure their food security situation is sustainable.

23 May 2015 description

AFSC and Quaker Peace Network stand in solidarity with the Burundian people to promote nonviolence in upcoming 2015 elections

Preamble:

American Friends Service Committee: The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace, and humanitarian service. Our work is based on the principles of the Religious Society of Friends, the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice.

23 May 2015 description

Bujumbura, Burundi | AFP | Saturday 5/23/2015 - 21:33 GMT

by Esdras NDIKUMANA / Aymeric VINCENOT

The leader of a small Burundian opposition party was shot dead on Saturday, residents said, the latest violence in a country gripped by weeks of protests over the president's controversial bid to seek a third term.

23 May 2015 description

Bujumbura, Burundi | AFP | samedi 23/05/2015 - 21:12 GMT

par Esdras NDIKUMANA / Aymeric VINCENOT

Au soir d'une journée de trêve dans les manifestations contre le président Pierre Nkurunziza, un leader d'un petit parti d'opposition a été assassiné samedi à Bujumbura, nouvelle escalade de la violence dans la crise politique que connait depuis quatre semaines le Burundi.

23 May 2015 description

Nairobi/Geneva 23 May 2015 – The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is deeply concerned about the current situation in Burundi and its humanitarian consequences in the country and region.

Pre-election tension and violence have intensified in recent weeks in Burundi, resulting in a number of casualties in the capital of Bujumbura. More than 100,000 Burundians have fled across the country's borders into neighbouring Congo, Rwanda and Tanzania.

22 May 2015 description

SG/SM/16777-AFR/3141

La déclaration suivante a été communiquée aujourd’hui par le Porte-parole de M. Ban Ki-moon, Secrétaire général de l’ONU:

22 May 2015 description

SG/SM/16777-AFR/3141

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General is encouraged by the ongoing political dialogue in Bujumbura. This involves representatives of civil society, political parties, religious organizations and the Government with the facilitation of Special Envoy Said Djinnit and representatives of the African Union, the East African Community, the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa and the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region.

22 May 2015 description
report UN News Service

22 mai 2015 – Le Secrétaire général de l'ONU, Ban Ki-moon, s'est dit vendredi encouragé par le dialogue politique actuel à Bujumbura, la capitale du Burundi, tandis que le Haut-Commissariat pour les réfugiés (HCR) a lancé un plan d'intervention de 207 millions de dollars pour aider les réfugiés burundais dans les pays voisins.

22 May 2015 description

Vous retrouverez ci-dessous le bilan des interventions et observations de la Croix journée du 22 mai 2015. Les chiffres reportés directement par la Croix-Rouge.

La couverture sanitaire a été conduite dans les trois zones d'opération habituelles de la capitale à savoir le Nord, le Centre et le Sud :

Zone Nord (Ngagara, Cibitoke, Kinama, Giosha, Buterere, Kamenge)

  • 10 cas évacués (tous vers CHUK), dont 2 femmes, 1 enfant 9 ans (fracture du bras Zone Centre (Rohero, Bwiza, Buyenzin Mutanga, Nyakabiga)