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28 Jul 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Eliane Luthi

When violence erupted in Burundi’s capital last April, families rushed to protect their children any way possible. The safe space provided by one UNICEF partner has protected more than 80 children.

BUJUMBURA, Burundi, 27 July 2015 – “We heard a lot of gunshots where we live, in Musaga,” says Brice, 7. “I was scared. I cried all the time.”

27 Jul 2015 description
report UN News Service

27 juillet 2015 – La Mission d'observation électorale des Nations Unies au Burundi (MENUB) a estimé dans des conclusions rendues publiques lundi que l'environnement général dans le pays n'était pas propice au déroulement d'un processus électoral libre, crédible et inclusif.

L'élection présidentielle qui a été reportée à deux reprises a eu lieu le 21 juillet 2015 et a fait suite aux élections législatives et locales qui se sont déroulées le 29 juin 2015.

27 Jul 2015 description
report UN News Service

27 July 2015 – While the 21 July election in Burundi that won President Pierre Nkurunziza a controversial third term was relatively peaceful and conducted adequately, the overall environment was ‘not conducive’ for an inclusive, free and credible electoral process,” the United Nations Electoral Observation Mission in the country (MENUB) announced today.

27 Jul 2015 description

Bujumbura, Burundi | AFP | Monday 7/27/2015 - 14:29 GMT

Burundi's main opposition leader Agathon Rwasa took his seat as parliament met for the first time Monday since legislative elections last month, saying he would "play the game" despite criticising the polls as not credible.

Rwasa, who has denounced the third consecutive win by President Pierre Nkurunziza, garnered almost 19 percent of the presidential vote last Tuesday despite saying he was unable to properly campaign.

27 Jul 2015 description

Bujumbura, Burundi | AFP | lundi 27/07/2015 - 14:43 GMT

Le principal opposant burundais, Agathon Rwasa, a participé lundi à la première session de l'Assemblée nationale fraîchement élue, disant vouloir "jouer le jeu" pour aider à sortir son pays de la crise, après avoir refusé de reconnaître les résultats des élections.

Selon des sources concordantes, cette session a été précédée ce week-end par des combats dans le Sud-Ouest opposant l'armée à un groupe armé non identifié en provenance de République démocratique du Congo (RDC) voisine.

27 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

  • WFP requires USD 109 million for the next six months to meet refugee needs in Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda.

  • Food stocks are stretched and WFP requires immediate contributions, particularly in Kenya and Sudan. In Kenya, WFP started 30 percent rations cuts in the second round of June distributions. Without new contributions, rations may be reduced further in the coming months. In Sudan, WFP is likely to face pipeline breaks in the coming months if additional funding is not available.

27 Jul 2015 description

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  • 15,590 Identified unaccompanied minors
  • 12 Households provided with cash grants in year 2014
  • 188,120 NFIs distributed since January
  • 531 Shelters distributed since January
27 Jul 2015 description

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The situation in Burundi remains volatile after Presidential elections were held on 21 July. The mission of the East African Community’s (EAC) lead mediator, President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda and that of his Defense Minister, Crispus Kiyonga, did not yield concrete results before elections. There remain continued reports of heavy military presence in Bujumbura as well as tight security outside of the capital as the country awaits election results.

26 Jul 2015 description

July 24, 2015: 66,053 Burundian refugees registered in camps and urban areas, while 4,177 in Kigali and 842 in Huye remain pending with appointments for registration.

As of July 24th , 2015, the number of registered Burundian refugees had reached 66,053 in Rwanda.

among them 46,982 are hosted in different transit centers and Mahama camp as follow:

· Gashora Reception Centre , in Bugesera District in Eastern Province: 14,572

· Nyamiyaga a reception Centre, in Nyanza in the Southern Province :1,129

25 Jul 2015 description

Bujumbura, Burundi | AFP | samedi 25/07/2015 - 12:52 GMT

Le principal opposant burundais, Agathon Rwasa, a affirmé samedi à l'AFP ne pas reconnaître le résultat de la présidentielle qui a reconduit au pouvoir Pierre Nkurunziza pour un troisième mandat controversé, et appelé à de nouvelles élections.

Entre-temps, l'opposant, arrivé deuxième du scrutin de mardi, n'exclut pas l'idée d'un gouvernement d'union nationale, à condition que ce gouvernement ait justement pour "mission principale de préparer des élections libres et démocratiques".

25 Jul 2015 description

Bujumbura, Burundi | AFP | Saturday 7/25/2015 - 13:15 GMT

Burundi's main opposition leader Agathon Rwasa on Saturday denounced the third consecutive term win by President Pierre Nkurunziza and demanded fresh elections.

Rwasa, who won 18.99 percent of the vote despite saying he was unable to properly campaign, said he would not oppose the formation of a unity government if its "primary mission is to prepare free and democratic elections."

24 Jul 2015 description
  • In Burundi, presidential elections took place on 21 July. Gunfire and grenades explosions were heard the night before and two deaths were reported. The results of the presidential elections should be released this Friday.

  • According to UNHCR, the total number of Burundian refugees in the region has reached 175 562 (71 158 in Rwanda, 79 871 in Tanzania, 13 368 in DRC and 11 165 in Uganda).

24 Jul 2015 description

Bujumbura, Burundi | AFP | lundi 29/06/2015 - 17:47 GMT

Des premières manifestations déclenchées par sa candidature jusqu'à la réélection du président Pierre Nkurunziza pour un troisième mandat controversé, le Burundi est secoué depuis trois mois par une grave crise politique.

Plus de 80 personnes sont mortes des violences et plus de 160.000 ont fui dans les pays voisins.

24 Jul 2015 description

La Coopération monégasque finance deux projets de lutte contre la malnutrition en partenariat avec le Programme Alimentaire Mondial (PAM) en faveur de 45.000 élèves au Burundi et de 4.000 femmes enceintes à Madagascar.

24 Jul 2015 description
report Save the Children

24th July 2015 - The number of separated, unaccompanied, and often traumatised, Burundian children arriving at the remote Nyarugusu refugee camp in western Tanzania is thought to have risen sharply from around 1,600 at the end of May, to more than 2,600 by 19th July.