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19 Jun 2017 description

Le PNUD appelle à une mobilisation renouvelée en faveur d’une approche sous-régionale susceptible de garantir la paix et la stabilité en Afrique centrale Bruxelles, le 14 mars 2017 - La persistance de l’insécurité et de la fragilité dans la sous-région d’Afrique centrale ne pourra être résolue que si les acteurs nationaux et régionaux, ainsi que les partenaires internationaux donnent la priorité à la consolidation de la paix et au développement des zones frontalières, encouragent l’engagement et la participation des citoyens, et améliorent les indicateurs de la gouvernance et la gestion …

19 Jun 2017 description

Renewed commitment and a sub-regional approach needed for peace and stability in Central Africa, says UNDP

Mar 14, 2017

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 citizen’s engagement and participation, and improve governance indicators and management of natural resources.

19 Jun 2017 description
report Caritas

Banga, le 16 juin 2017 (caritasdev.cd) : A la faveur de la mise en œuvre des appels d’urgence EA07-2017 et EA 08-2017, respectivement par Caritas Burundi et Caritas Congo, une formation en mécanismes de réponse et toolkit de CI pour la réponse aux urgences a été tenue du 9 au 10 juin dernier à Banga(Burundi). Pour rappel, le premier appel d’urgence est intitulé « Assistance alimentaire aux personnes vulnérabilisées par l’insécurité alimentaire dans les Provinces de Bubanza, Cibitoke et Kirundo ».

17 Jun 2017 description
report UN Women

In three Women’s Centres supported by UN Women in Tanzania, women refugees find safe spaces to network, learn new skills and recover from the trauma of war and sexual violence. Many have picked up new trades and advocate for their own rights. Some have found new family and new lives.

Mpawenayo Seraphine, 38 years old, walked over 60 km with her husband and six children to reach the Tanzanian border from Rutana, Burundi in September 2015. They were fleeing the escalating violence in her native village.

16 Jun 2017 description

Highlights

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

  • The refugee operation is currently experiencing significant funding shortfalls which may lead to breaks in the provision of food assistance.

  • A new phase of the prevention of stunting programme under the Country Programme was not initiated at the beginning of the year because of funding shortfalls.

16 Jun 2017 description

Burundi Humanitarian Hotline: Changing lives, one phone call at a time

Daphrose sits quietly in a Burundi Red Cross Society vehicle, sceptical that the 3-hour trip from her village to Gitega city in northern Burundi will change her life for the better. “I have tried many things to treat this fistula complication for seven years,” she says. Read more

Trial & Error

16 Jun 2017 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Rumeurs sur d’éventuels cas de choléra : Investigation conduite par OMS et MSPLS n’a pas pu objectiver les cas de choléra à Cibitoke

  • Acheminement et pré positionnement des médicaments antipaludiques : Les stocks de la combinaison artesunate+amodiaquine ont été distribués à tous les 46 districts et pré positionnement des stocks limités de la combinaison Artemether—Luméfantrine à la CAMEBU comme backup à AS+AQ.

16 Jun 2017 description

The peacebuilding, development, and human rights fields have engineered powerful, effective tools to reduce violence, spanning the full conflict spectrum from prevention through reconstruction.

15 Jun 2017 description

MORNING

GENEVA (15 June 2017) - The Human Rights Council today held an interactive dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi and an interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar.

15 Jun 2017 description

GENÈVE, 15 juin 2017 – « Nous avons été frappés dans nos enquêtes par le sentiment de peur profonde et généralisée qui se dégage des témoignages que nous avons recueillis », ont déclaré M. Fatsah Ouguergouz, Mme Reine Alapini Gansou et Mme Françoise Hampson, les membres de la Commission d’enquête sur le Burundi, au cours de leur seconde présentation orale* devant le Conseil des droits de l’homme.  

15 Jun 2017 description

GENEVA, 15 June 2017 – “We were struck in our investigations by the feeling of deep and widespread fear running through the testimonies we gathered,” said Fatsah Ouguergouz, Reine Alapini Gansou and Françoise Hampson, members of the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi, during the presentation of their second oral briefing* to the Human Rights Council.  

“Today we can say that our initial fears concerning the scope and gravity of human rights violations and abuses in Burundi since April 2015 have been confirmed”, they stated.  

15 Jun 2017 description

Current Situation

In 2015 Africa experienced its worst drought in 60 years. The unusually strong El Niño weather pattern in 2015-2016, coupled with record-high temperatures, had a catastrophic effect on crops, vegetation, livestock, and water resources. Unfortunately, the drought has continued into 2017 due to lack of significant rainfall.

In addition to the drought, armed conflict, and economic decline has further exacerbated the problem for some countries.

15 Jun 2017 description

This weekly report is produced by the United Nations (UN) Migration Agency (IOM) as part of the UN Country Management Team (UNCMT) response to the influx of Burundian and Congolese Asylum Seekers from Burundi. The report covers the period from June 05 to June 11, 2017. The next report will be issued on June 19, 2017.

Highlights

• 248 new arrivals (116 males and 132 females) composed of 126 Burundian and 122 Congolese Asylum Seekers. Busiest entry points during this week were Kigadye (122 persons), Bukiriro (43 persons), and Kasange (24 persons).