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24 Oct 2016 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

NGOs have often been accused of taking sides against the government in a political crisis that has rumbled on since last year

NAIROBI, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Burundi's government has withdrawn permits from a prominent human rights organisation and several other non-profit groups, accusing them of stirring up hatred and tarnishing the nation's image, an order issued by the Interior Ministry said.

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24 Oct 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • Uganda is host to over 665,040 refugees and asylum seekers originating mainly from South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Somalia and Rwanda.

  • Over 153,000 children have received deworming and Vitamin A supplementation in the refugee districts of Arua, Adjumani, Kiryandongo, Yumbe, Koboko, Isingiro and Kyegeggwa since July 2016.

  • Since July, over 40,600 children have been screened for malnutrition in 5 refugee districts with 559 children found to be severe acutely malnourished.

22 Oct 2016 description

19% of population, about 1.46 million people, are estimated to be severely food insecure (phase 3 & 4 of IPC) and are in need of humanitarian assistance. The cross-border trade and movement with Tanzania, the rising prices of basic foodstuffs and water deficit during the 2016B season are the main factors driving the food insecurity deterioration.

22 Oct 2016 description

19% de la population burundaise, soit environ 1 460 000 personnes sont en phases humanitaires (phase 3&4 de l’IPC). Les dépressions de l’Est retombent dans la phase III de l’IPC, alors qu’elles étaient en phase II durant la première moitié de l’année 2016. La limitation des échanges et mouvements transfrontaliers avec la Tanzanie, la hausse des prix des produits alimentaires de base ainsi que le déficit hydrique sur la saison 2016B constituent des facteurs ayant provoqué la détérioration alimentaire.

21 Oct 2016 description


  • WFP’s main priority is to provide food assistance to refugees and the vulnerable host communities, and to build national capacity to design and manage home-grown hunger solutions.

  • A total of USD 12.3 million is urgently required for the next six months (October 2016 – March 2017) to continue providing critical food assistance to the growing number of refugees in the camps.

21 Oct 2016 description
report Trócaire

Over the last year and a half, some 300,000 Burundians have fled their homeland to seek refuge in neighbouring countries.

So far, this unfolding refugee crisis and the escalating political situation in Burundi have received little attention in the mainstream media.

Violent clashes between protestors and police began in Burundi in April 2015 when incumbent President Pierre Nkurunziza announced his intension to run for a third term – a move deemed unconstitutional by his opponents.

20 Oct 2016 description

The Revised Emergency Appeal has been adjusted and developed to incorporate the needs and reflect the current situation in Burundi. In order to meet these needs the revised appeal will change the Health and Care component to support BRCS with their cholera response and will reduce the number of people to be assisted to more accurately reflect the activities being implemented.

To enhance BRCS’s logistics capacity and ensure the emergency appeal achieves its objectives the appeal will be extended for an additional 6 months until March 2017.

20 Oct 2016 description

ACCORD’s Peacemaking Unit and Burundi Office train AU human rights observers in Burundi.

20 Oct 2016 description


Réfugiés sudsoudanais en RDC, dont la plupart sont nouvellement arrivés.

Réfugiés centrafricains en RDC.

Réfugiés burundais en RDC.

Réfugiés de la RDC en Afrique.

Réfugiés rapatriés de la RDC en 2016.

Personnes relevant de la compétence du HCR
429.613 réfugiés, 1.722.082 * déplacés internes

20 Oct 2016 description


  • 53,960
    South Sudanese refugees in DRC, most of them new arrivals
  • 96,079
    refugees from the Central African Republic in DRC
  • 33,295
    refugees from Burundi in DRC
  • 525,978
    Congolese refugees in African countries
  • 4,444
    refugees repatriated from DRC in 2016
20 Oct 2016 description
report IRIN

President signs law to begin withdrawal from the international court

BUJUMBURA, 19 October 2016

Burundi has become the first country to begin the process of withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, retaliation for the ICC’s decision earlier this year to open a preliminary investigation into human rights abuses.

President Pierre Nkurunziza signed legislation on Tuesday after lawmakers overwhelmingly voted for withdrawal from the ICC, which the government says backs a regime change agenda, masterminded by Western powers.

19 Oct 2016 description


  • On 10 September, Kagera Region in northwestern Tanzania was struck by a 5.9 magnitude earthquake resulting in at least 17 deaths and over 250 injuries.

  • Due to a shortfall in funding, WFP will reduce rations under the refugee operation as early as November. If funds are not received immediately, WFP’s assistance will be disrupted in 2017. WFP has launched a funding appeal to development partners. The funding requirement over the next six months is USD 20.9 million.

Operational Updates

18 Oct 2016 description


  • UNHCR and the Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs (MIDIMAR) held a conference on refugee solutions and socio-economic inclusion in Rwanda’s development planning. Among the outcomes of the stakeholder consultations included an affirmation that refugees can contribute positively to Rwanda’s economy and plans for next steps to boost their self-reliance through the launching of the MIDIMAR-UNHCR Joint Strategy for Economic Inclusion of refugees.

18 Oct 2016 description
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  • Due to the continuing crisis and low prospects for large-scale refugee returns, WFP is preparing a budget revision to extend the regional C.A.R. Emergency Operation by 12 months.

  • With overall funding levels at approximately 60 percent of the needs, WFP’s ability to provide assistance is limited.

  • The political situation is increasingly volatile and subsequent violence and displacement is a risk. Such developments would significantly increase staff and resource requirements.