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In Burundi, UN envoy lauds role of women, youths in bringing peace to Great Lakes

UN News Service

20 October 2014 – Women and young people must play a central role in establishing a long-term peace for Africa’s Great Lakes Region amid the area’s renewed efforts to overcome a past scarred by conflict, a top UN official said today.

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IOM Humanitarian Compendium 2014 - Revised Requirements

IOM’s updated Humanitarian Compendium is now available in a new online platform: The Humanitarian Compendium charts the humanitarian needs and strategic priorities of IOM in more than 30 countries for 2014, as coordinated at the inter-agency level, and reflected in Inter-Agency Response Plans and IOM Appeals. The Humanitarian Compendium will be updated on a rolling basis to reflect changes in requirements and funding received.

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East Africa Assumptions for Quarterly Food Security Analysis - October 2014

Assumptions for Quarterly Food Security Analysis

FEWS NET’s Food Security Outlook reports for October 2014 to March 2015 are based on the following regional assumptions:


From September to December, 30 to 70 percent of total annual rainfall falls in parts of Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania (Figure 1).

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Humanitarian Assistance in Review East and Central Africa | Fiscal Year (FY) 2004 – 2014

Conflict, cyclical drought, floods, disease outbreaks, environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and limited government capacity present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the ECA region. Between FY 2005 and FY 2014, USAID’s Office of U.S.

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La Tanzanie accorde la citoyenneté à 162 000 réfugiés burundais

GENEVE, 17 octobre (HCR) – Le HCR a salué la décision historique de la Tanzanie d'accorder la citoyenneté à 162 156 anciens réfugiés burundais. De toute l'histoire du HCR, c'est le plus important groupe à qui la naturalisation est offerte par un pays de premier asile, en tant que solution durable à des décennies de vie en exil.

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DR Congo UNHCR Fact Sheet, 30 september 2014


745 IDPs have received NFIs on 19 September in Lukwangulo and Kabembé in Katanga Province

68,165 Central African refugees live in the DRC

750 Enhanced stoves have been distributed in Nyiragongo and Rutshuru (N-Kivu)

2,234 Protection incidents recorded in South-Kivu. 4,217 in South-Kivu.


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Le Burundi s’inspire de l’Afrique du Sud et du Mexique pour lutter contre la pauvreté

Bujumbura - Au Burundi, deux personnes sur trois vivent en dessous du seuil de la pauvreté et près de 80 pour cent de la population gagne moins d’un dollar par jour. Le chômage constitue l’un des problèmes les plus préoccupants et il touche particulièrement les jeunes.

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Ministerial Communique on Ebola virus disease emergency preparedness and response in the East African Community partner states and support to the Western African countries





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Tanzania begins granting citizenship to over 162,000 former Burundian refugees, ending more than 40 years of exile

This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today’s Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Further information can be found on the UNHCR websites, and, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days.

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An Outsized Problem with a Small-sized Solution

In the lush countryside of Burundi, you wouldn’t expect there to be chronically high rates of malnutrition. But hidden behind the walls of a family’s house, poor feeding practices, compounded by large families with kids close in age, means malnutrition lurks. According to a 2013 IFPRI study, more than 73 percent of the population in Burundi is undernourished, and 58 percent of the population is stunted. These figures are staggering, given the population of Burundi is only 10 million.

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Tanzania to grant citizenship to 200,000 Burundi refugees

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | AFP | Tuesday 10/14/2014 - 15:05 GMT | 287 words

Tanzania said Tuesday it will grant citizenship to some 200,000 refugees from neighbouring Burundi, a move hailed by the UN refugee agency.

"Those to be granted citizenship are refugees who have stayed in Tanzania since 1972 and have voluntarily opted to stay in the country," Home Affairs Minister Mathias Chikawe told AFP.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 08–14 October

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Burundi + 1 other
Des latrines de qualité pour les écoles réduisent le décrochage scolaire

Aujourd'hui, 2,5 milliards de personnes n'ont pas accès à des toilettes de qualité, soit plus d'un tiers de la population mondiale, principalement dans les pays en développement. Au Burundi, près de 43 % des 10 millions d'habitants n'ont pas accès à l'assainissement amélioré.

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Le Chef de l’Etat inaugure un nouveau bâtiment de la Croix-Rouge du Burundi à Mwaro

En date du 09 octobre 2014, la Branche de Mwaro a eu l’honneur de voir ses nouveaux bureaux ainsi qu’une salle de réception inaugurés par le Président de la République du Burundi, Son Excellence Pierre NKURUNZIZA.

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Rwanda / Burundi: an Independent Investigation Must Be Carried Out on the Bodies in Rweru Lake

Since July 2014, corpses of people who were probably executed were found in the Rweru Lake, at the boarder between Rwanda and Burundi. Our organizations are concerned by these macabre discoveries and call on the Rwandan and Burundian authorities to invite an international independent Commission of Inquiry to shed light on the identity, the origin and the circumstances in which these people were killed.

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Uvira: poursuite du retrait des troupes burundaises

Radio Okapi

Le mouvement de retrait des militaires burundais de Kiliba, dans le territoire d’Uvira au Sud Kivu s’est poursuivi mercredi 7 octobre à la frontière de Kiliba, ont constaté les acteurs de la société civile locale. Des sources proches des FARDC ayant requis l’anonymat affirment que la présence de ce détachement militaire burundais a aidé l’armée congolaise à mettre la main sur des réseaux mafieux opérant à partir de Bujumbura, au Burundi voisin.

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Food Outlook - Biannual Report on Global Food Markets, October 2014

According to the latest edition of FAO's biannual Food Outlook report, global markets for most foodstuffs are more stable than they have been in recent years

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 01–07 October

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Burundi Price Bulletin September 2014

Beans, cassava, sweet potatoes, maize and rice constitute the basic staple foods for the majority of the Burundian population. Beans are the main staple crop in Burundi; cassava, sweet potatoes, maize and rice are also very important, the former constituting the main source of protein for most low‐ and middle‐income households. Bujumbura, the capital and largest urban center in the country, functions as an assembly, wholesale and retail and main consumer market.