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15 Mar 2017 description

BUJUMBURA, 14 mars 2017 : Le ministre de la Santé publique et de la Lutte contre le Sida, Mme Josiane Nijimbere a confirmé lundi, au cours d’une conférence de presse à Bujumbura, l’épidémie de paludisme au Burundi, sur base des conclusions d’une mission d’investigation des experts de l’OMS et de la dernière mise à jour faite par le système national de surveillance épidémiologique.

14 Mar 2017 description

(Genève, Bujumbura, Paris) La FIDH et son organisation membre, la Ligue ITEKA, qui documentent au quotidien les violations commises au Burundi, sont alarmées par la détérioration continue de la situation des droits humains dans le pays. Depuis janvier 2017, nos organisations ont documenté 52 cas d’assassinats, 21 cas de disparitions forcées, plus de 66 cas de torture, 446 cas d’arrestations arbitraires, ainsi que 8 cas de violence sexuelle.

14 Mar 2017 description

Vienna, Austria, March 14, 2017. Over 15 partner countries stand to benefit from the latest round of financing, totaling nearly US$190m, which was approved at the 158th Session of the Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID). The public sector loans, which total US$106m, will support the following projects/programs:

Country: Bolivia

Project

14 Mar 2017 description

SOUTH SUDAN

As of 9 March, lack of drinking water is reported by 30,000 recently displaced people in Kodok area in Upper Nile. People are drinking untreated water, concerning as cases of cholera were confirmed in Malakal this week. The cholera outbreak has spread to more areas this year and is lasting longer than previous outbreaks.

South Sudan is experiencing deteriorating food security and nutrition countrywide and humanitarian operations are limited as the government has increased work permit fees from USD 11 to USD 10,000.

14 Mar 2017 description

Ce rapport présente une analyse des dynamiques sous-régionales affectant les résultats du développement en Afrique centrale. Commandé pour servir de référence au PNUD et à ses partenaires en vue de leurs interventions, il est le premier d’une série programmée d’évaluations stratégiques sous-régionales.

POURQUOI UNE APPROCHE SOUS-RÉGIONALE ?

14 Mar 2017 description

Brussels--Persistent insecurity and fragility in the Central African sub-region can only be addressed if national and regional actors, as well as international partners, prioritize peacebuilding and development of border areas, boost citizens' engagement and participation, and improve governance indicators and management of natural resources.

14 Mar 2017 description
report Voice of America

Health experts say more than 700 people have died of malaria so far this year in Burundi, prompting the government to declare the disease an epidemic.

The determination was based on findings of a survey by Burundian and World Health Organization experts, said Josiane Nijimbere, Burundi’s Minister of Health.

She said there have been 1.8 million cases of malaria registered since the beginning of the year — a huge number in a country with a population of less than 11 million.

The minister attributed the increase of malaria partly to climate change.

14 Mar 2017 description

Burundian refugee sees his future brighten thanks to UNHCR and Microsoft’s Connectivity for Refugees Project

By Tina Ghelli in Dzaleka, Malawi | 10 March 2017

“Everything about computers interests me,” says Remy Gakwaya, a 22-year-old Burundian refugee who resides in Dzalaka refugee camp in Malawi. He currently runs the only computer lab in the camp, called Takeno Lab, where he voluntarily teaches other refugee youth how to programme.

“Java, Python, MYSQLITE, Android Development…” Gakwaya lists the programming languages that he teaches his fellow refugees.

14 Mar 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12750
13 March 2017

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Matthew Rycroft (United Kingdom):

On 9 March, the members of the Security Council met to discuss the situation in Burundi.

13 Mar 2017 description

Conseil des droits de l'homme
APRES MIDI

13 mars 2017

Mme Keetharuth dit craindre qu'en échange d'accords migratoires de court terme, certains États ne ferment les yeux sur les crimes commis en Érythrée

13 Mar 2017 description

Human Rights Council
AFTERNOON

13 March 2017

The Human Rights Council this afternoon held separate interactive dialogues with Sheila Keetharuth, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea, and with Fatsah Ouguergouz, Chairperson of the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi.

13 Mar 2017 description
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Présentation orale de M. Fatsah Ouguergouz, Président de la Commission d’enquête sur le Burundi

Commission d'enquête sur le Burundi

GENÈVE, 13 mars 2017 – M. Fatsah Ouguergouz (Président), Mme Reine Alapini Gansou et Mme Françoise Hampson, les membres de la Commission d’enquête sur le Burundi établie en vertu de la résolution 33/24*, ont fait aujourd’hui une présentation orale devant le Conseil des droits de l’homme. Ils ont résumé le travail entrepris depuis leur nomination en novembre 2016 et ont présenté leurs premières observations sur la situation des droits de l’homme au Burundi.

13 Mar 2017 description

Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Burundi

Geneva, 13 March 2017 – Mr Fatsah Ouguergouz (Chair), Ms Reine Alapini Gansou and Ms Françoise Hampson, members of the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi established under resolution 33/24*, presented their first oral briefing** to the Human Rights Council today. Their presentation included a summary of the work undertaken since their appointment in November 2016 as well as their initial observations on the human rights situation in Burundi.

13 Mar 2017 description

Moussa Faki Mahamat, nouveau président de la Commission de l’Union africaine (UA), prendra ses fonctions à la mi-mars alors que le continent est confronté à la plus grave série de crises humanitaires depuis les années 1990. La plus inquiétante se situe dans le bassin du lac Tchad où plus de 11 millions de personnes ont besoin d’une aide d’urgence.

13 Mar 2017 description

Africa is experiencing the highest number of humanitarian crises since the 1990s. As the new chair of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, takes office, International Crisis Group suggests how he can strengthen the organisation’s response to threats to continental peace and security.

13 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

The Cash Based Transfer (CBT) pilot continues to be implemented at Nyarugusu Refugee Camp reaching 10,000 refugees.

In February 14,000 new refugees arrived into Tanzania compared to 18,000 in January 2017.

In Numbers

301,356 people affected
3 districts affected
230,420 Burundian influx since April 2015
301,356 people in need of food assistance

Situation Update