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07 Dec 2016 description

(7 December 2016) Today, the International Refugee Rights Initiative launched a new report, “I Know the Consequences of War: Understanding the dynamics of displacement in Burundi”. The report brings much needed insight as to how Burundians are deciding to flee or stay in a context in which more than 300,000 are already in exile.

06 Dec 2016 description

Weekly picks


Turkmen fleeing Tal Afar are stranded near Peshmerga-held territory as PMUs have blocked roads to Syria, where over 3,000 Iraqis have fled since 17 October. In Mosul 300,000 children and their families have lost access to clean water as a pipeline has been destroyed. IS presence is preventing access to repair the damage.


06 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Faits saillants de la situation humanitaire

Des manifestations violentes ont éclaté dues au report des élections présidentielles, entre les populations et les forces de police, les 19 et 20 septembre à Kinshasa. Le groupe des partis politiques de l’opposition ont affirmé que plus de 50 personnes ont été tuées, alors que le gouvernement dit que 17 personnes sont mortes.

05 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund


• Arbitrary arrests and detentions of children continue to be documented. Advocacy by UNICEF and partners in October and November led to the release of 87 such children.

• Malaria remains a significant concern, with recorded cases in 2016 now approaching 7 million - twice as many as were recorded the year before.

• As part of UNICEF Burundi’s largest Back-to-School campaign ever, 2.6 million school going children received much-needed essential school materials in a context of increased financial hardship for families.

05 Dec 2016 description

Les appels et plans de réponse dans 33 pays visent à aider 93 millions de personnes

05 Dec 2016 description
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Response plans and appeals in 33 countries aim to reach 93 million people in need

02 Dec 2016 description
  • As of 30 November 2016, UN-coordinated appeals and refugee response plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require US$22.1 billion to meet the needs of 96.2 million humanitarian crisis-affected people in 40 countries. Together the appeals are funded at $11.4 billion, leaving a shortfall of $10.7 billion.

02 Dec 2016 description


2.1 million
people food insecure, of which more than 800 000 severely food insecure
30 000 ha
of farmland destroyed by climate hazards related to El Niño for the 2015/16 season
428 170
people displaced by ongoing crisis and climate hazards, of which 139 000 internally and the rest in neighbouring countries
USD 6.8 million
still needed for the implementation of FAO’s 2016 emergency programme


01 Dec 2016 description

Global Overview NOVEMBER 2016

01 Dec 2016 description

News in Brief

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, political tensions persist. The term of current President Joseph Kabila will come to an end on December 19. With the elections being postponed, Kabila will stay in power beyond his term. The fear grows on the national and international level that this would lead to a worsening security situation in the country due to violent protests and repression.

In North Kivu, about 35 people died on Sunday, November 27, when Mai Mai rebels attacked Luhanga village in Lubero territory.

01 Dec 2016 description

Informal briefing to the Human Rights Council

30 November 2016

Thank you Mr President, Good morning, Excellencies, Colleagues and friends,

01 Dec 2016 description
  • 306.6 M required for 2016 including special situations
  • 106.2 M contributions received, representing 35% of requirements
  • 200.1 M overall funding gap for Uganda

All figures are displayed in USD

01 Dec 2016 description


The Crisis Overview 2016: Humanitarian Trends and Risks for 2017, outlines the countries where needs are greatest, and growing, as we approach the end of 2016.

01 Dec 2016 description

DAR ES SALAAM – Ireland today provided the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) with a contribution of EUR 500,000 to support refugees hosted in Tanzania. With these funds, Ireland is helping WFP maintain its assistance operations for a quarter of a million refugees. The refugees, primarily from Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, are hosted by the Government of Tanzania at three camps in Kigoma Region in the west of Tanzania.

01 Dec 2016 description

This year’s Oslo Forum, which took place between the 14-15 June, was attended by around 100 prominent mediators, peace process actors and high-level decision-makers. The report from this meeting, which is released today, summarises the discussions during the event.

30 Nov 2016 description

In May of this year, governments, NGOs and international agencies came together at the World Humanitarian Summit to discuss the future of humanitarian aid worldwide. Also present, and involved in the process leading up to the Summit particularly around funding, were representatives from the private sector.

30 Nov 2016 description

Reduced planting in Rutana, Ruyigi, and Cankuzo due to erratic rainfall

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