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21 Feb 2017 description

In Numbers

290,216 people affected

3 districts affected

228,316 post Burundian influx

290,216 people in need of food assistance

Highlights

The Cash Based Transfer pilot continues to be implemented at Nyarugusu Refugee Camp.

In January the number of new arrivals spiked to 18,000 compared to a monthly average of 10,000 since September 2016.

Situation Update

20 Feb 2017 description
report UN News Service

20 février 2017 – La Directrice exécutive du Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM), Ertharin Cousin, et le Haut-Commissaire des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, Filippo Grandi, ont exprimé lundi leur préoccupation concernant les graves pénuries d'aide alimentaire qui affectent environ deux millions de réfugiés situés dans 10 pays africains notamment dans la Corne de l'Afrique

20 Feb 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

386,833
New Burundian refugees in asylum countries since April 2015 as of 31 January 2017

FUNDING

USD 214.5 million
Requested by UNHCR for the overall Burundi Situation in 2017

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Burundi: Over 22,000 Burundians fled the country to neighbouring countries in January alone. Besides the concerning human rights environment inside Burundi, the food security has deteriorated considerably.

20 Feb 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

159,053
The camp population as at 31st January 2017. The figure is inclusive of Kalobeyei population.

1,532
Number of South Sudanese new arrivals registered in January 2017.

19,402
The population hosted at Kalobeyei Settlement as at 31st January 2017.

20 litres
The per capita water consumption per person per in Kakuma refugee.

FUNDING

20 Feb 2017 description

The Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, are very concerned that critical shortages in food assistance are affecting some 2 million refugees in 10 countries across Africa.

The shortages could worsen in coming months without new resources to meet food needs.

20 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 14,162 Identified unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children

  • 86 Households provided with cash grants

  • 1,288,598 NFIs distributed

  • 1,671 Shelters distributed

Population of Concern

Total of people of concern 496,420

Funding

USD 214,400,000 requested

HIGHLIGHTS

18 Feb 2017 description

Increased, unseasonal rainfall forecast in some drought-affected areas

KEY MESSAGES

  • Vegetation conditions remain very poor in much of East Africa, following very poor rainfall between October and January in many areas, particularly in Somalia, southeastern Ethiopia, northern Kenya, and northeastern Tanzania. Vegetations have continued to deteriorate into February, particularly in the Horn, as the dry season has continued.

18 Feb 2017 description

More than 290,000 people live in refugee camps in Tanzania's northwestern Kigoma District. The vast majority came from neighboring Burundi. More people cross the border every day—according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees nearly 19,000 Burundians arrived in January 2017.

18 Feb 2017 description

RESUME EXECUTIF

Depuis 2015, le Burundi est confronté à une crise atypique et qui s’inscrit dans la durée liée à la situation de crise politique et économique, aux déplacements de populations et conséquences de mauvaises conditions climatiques. Une évaluation, réalisée conjointement par le gouvernement et les agences des Nations Unies, avait identifiée six provinces prioritaires en raison de risques élevés et croissants d’insécurité alimentaire: Bujumbura Mairie, Bujumbura Rural, Cibitoke, Kirundo, Makamba et Rumonge.

18 Feb 2017 description

Face à une augmentation anormale du nombre de cas de paludismes rapportés par le Ministère de la santé publique et de la lutte contre le SIDA du Burundi, l’OMS a déployé une équipe d’investigation composée d’experts afin d’évaluer l’ampleur, les facteurs qui entretiennent les flambées persistantes depuis la 39 ème semaine de l’année 2016.

17 Feb 2017 description
report Oxfam

Last week Kenya’s High Court upheld refugee rights rooted in regional and international law and declared null and void the government's bid to close Dadaab, the largest refugee camp in the world.

17 Feb 2017 description

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, clashes between security forces and Bundu Dia Mayala elements erupted in Kinshasa on February 13 and continued the next day. Reportedly, four people were killed and about 30 others injured. Again, many provinces saw attacks by armed groups over the past weeks.

16 Feb 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Uganda is host to over 900,393 refugees and asylum seekers originating mainly from South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi.

• Women and children fleeing conflict from South Sudan, DRC and Burundi are in desperate need of critical health services, clean water, education, and support to help them deal with the extreme stress they have experienced.

16 Feb 2017 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR AUGUST 2017

16 Feb 2017 description

by Reuters

The violence in Burundi has rekindled memories of the 1994 genocide in neighbouring Rwanda

NAIROBI, Feb 15 (Reuters) - The government of Burundi has said it will not attend peace talks scheduled to resume in Tanzania on Thursday, although the main opposition alliance has confirmed its participation.