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30 Apr 2017 description
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Horn of Africa – version 1
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Technical annex – version 1

The full implementation of this version of the HIP is conditional upon the necessary appropriations being made available from the 2017 general budget of the European Union.

AMOUNT: 132 250 000 EUR

30 Apr 2017 description

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. It receives beans and sweet potatoes mainly from Gitega,

30 Apr 2017 description


  • Below-average precipitations at beginning of 2017B agricultural season

  • Harvest of 2017A season affected in parts by belowaverage rainfall

  • Maize prices at high levels due to tight national and regional supplies

  • Generally good food security situation, with pockets of food insecurity in some eastern and southern districts

  • Significant number of refugees from Burundi in need of humanitarian assistance

29 Apr 2017 description


• Les parties Nord-ouest du pays ont reçu des précipitations normales à supérieures à la normale qui devraient favoriser une production agricole normale pour la saison B, alors que le reste du pays a reçu des précipitations normales à inferieures à la normale, présageant une production agricole de la saison B inferieure à la normale.

29 Apr 2017 description

Conflict drives severe food insecurity in South Sudan and Yemen; early season rainfall poor in the Horn of Africa

Key Messages

28 Apr 2017 description

A year ago today, the United Nations Security Council and General Assembly adopted dual resolutions on “sustaining peace.” With this framework, the UN embraced a prevention approach in its peacebuilding efforts, with continuous attention of the international community from early warning to post-conflict recovery. Sustaining peace emphasizes inclusive dialogue, mediation, accountable institutions, good governance, access to justice, and gender equality. It encourages utilizing existing societal mechanisms and capacities to build resilience and drive positive peace.

28 Apr 2017 description

The torrential rains of the past few days continue to collapse houses in urban zone of Buterere. The lucky ones have benefited tents from the Burundi Red Cross while others are still waiting for a benefactor in front of the ruins of their houses collapsed. "My house collapsed at a time when I didn't expected it because it had not rained that day," says a resident of Buterere I.

28 Apr 2017 description

Mid-season rains perform very poorly in much of the Horn of Africa

Key Messages

Seasonal rainfall has performed very poorly during the month of April in much of the Horn of Africa, following a delayed onset and well below-average rainfall over many areas. During this time, some of the worst drought-affected areas, including much of Somalia, northeastern Kenya, and southeastern Ethiopia, receiving little or no rainfall.

28 Apr 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • Final examinations for 1,323 Burundian refugee children who missed out in last years’ exams due to displacement, were held in March 2017 for grades 9/10 and 13/14 in all three camps. The final grades from these exams will be sent to students in May 2017.

  • Since January 2017, UNICEF has provided scholastic supplies for 76,156 Burundi and Congolese primary school children as well as all teaching supplies covering all three camps.

27 Apr 2017 description


405,106 New Burundian refugees in asylum countries since April 2015 as of 31 March 2017


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


25 Apr 2017 description


  • Plans are underway for training 50,000 farmers on post-harvest loss handling under WFP’s Farm to Market Alliance initiative. This follows training provided to farmers in February on Good Agronomic Practices

  • WFP currently supports more than 300,000 refugees.

Operational Updates

Market Access: Following training on Good Agronomic Practices in February, WFP’s Farm to Market Alliance initiative is currently planning a training on postharvest handling (PHH) for 50,000 farmers.

25 Apr 2017 description


As millions of east African farmers seek to recover from a devastating drought, they face a new threat – the fall armyworm. The pest has been recently detected in Kenya and is suspected to have entered the country from Uganda. It is also known to be present in Burundi, Ethiopia and Rwanda.

25 Apr 2017 description

Projected food assistance needs for October 2017

24 Apr 2017 description
report Caritas

Madeleine Rwasa a plus de 70 ans. Elle a fui le Burundi suite aux désordres provoqués en 2015 par la décision du Président Nkurunziza de briguer un troisième mandat. Comme quelque 50 000 autres burundais, elle vit dans le camp de réfugiés de Mahama, à l’est du Rwanda, près de la frontière tanzanienne. Madeleine Rwasa est seule. Ses trois petits enfants l’ont abandonnée. La faim lui donne parfois des vertiges. Elle a perdu toutes ses dents et ne survit, comme tant d’autres, que grâce à l’assistance fournie par Caritas Rwanda.

24 Apr 2017 description

Bruxelles, le 11 avril 2017

L'aide de l'UE de 47 millions d'euros contribuera à répondre aux besoins des populations les plus vulnérables dans les régions des Grands Lacs, d'Afrique australe et de l'océan Indien.

21 Apr 2017 description


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

  • 103.617 Réfugiés centrafricains en RDC.

  • 39.837 Réfugiés burundais en RDC.

  • 539.106 Réfugiés de la RDC en Afrique.

  • 828 Réfugiés rwandais rapatriés de la RDC en 2017.

Travail avec les partenaires

21 Apr 2017 description


  • 74,148 South Sudanese refugees, most of whom are new arrivals.

  • 103,617 Refugees from the Central African Republic.

  • 39,837 Refugees from Burundi.

  • 539,106 Congolese refugees in African countries

  • 828 Rwandan refugees repatriated from DRC in 2017.

Working with partners

21 Apr 2017 description

500.7 M required for 2017 including special situations
75.8 M contributions received, representing 15% of requirements
424.9 M overall funding

All figures displayed are in USD

20 Apr 2017 description


  • UNHCR in Rwanda honored International Women’s Day (IWD) with two events in March: the first event was held 7 March in Kigali to launch the report of the comprehensive interagency gender assessment conducted in all refugee camps in Rwanda in 2016 by MIDIMAR, UNHCR, UN Women and other partners.