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31 May 2017 description

GENEVA – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today signed an agreement intended to improve health services for refugees and other displaced communities. This new agreement will strengthen UNHCR’s humanitarian response - focusing on public health and education as well as emergency care.

31 May 2017 description

250.0 M required for 2017

4.3 M contributions received, representing 2% of requirements

245.6 M funding gap for the Burundi Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

31 May 2017 description

By Evelyne Karanja

NAIROBI, 31 May 2017 – Members of parliament from the six-nation East African Community have vowed to step up a drive to implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in their region.

31 May 2017 description


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

102.568 Réfugiés centrafricains en RDC.

41.073 Réfugiés burundais en RDC.

546.786 Réfugiés de la RDC en Afrique.

1.210 Réfugiés rwandais rapatriés de la RDC en 2017.

Travail avec les partenaires

31 May 2017 description


77,356 South Sudanese refugees, most of whom are new arrivals.

102,568 Refugees from the Central African Republic.

41,073 Refugees from Burundi.

546,786 Congolese refugees in African countries

1,210 Rwandan refugees repatriated from DRC in 2017

Working with partners

30 May 2017 description

After two years of providing emergency medical care to refugees from Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi in Nyarugusu camp, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) will be closing its facilities on 31 May 2017. Following its departure, MSF will concentrate on continuing to provide healthcare services at nearby Nduta camp, where the needs are now greater.

29 May 2017 description


Total Burundian population of concern

Total Burundian population in Nyarugusu Camp (Pre-Influx + Influx)

Total population in Nduta Camp

Total population in Mtendeli Camp


217,250,427 USD
Required Funding for Tanzania as part of Burundi Regional Refugee Response Plan


29 May 2017 description

By: Rocco Nuri in Nakivale, Uganda | 26 May 2017

Bosco starts his daily work routine at eight o’clock. White lab coat on, he heads straight for the paediatric ward, where all the beds are occupied. Many children shiver with high fever under their blankets because of malaria. A few malnourished toddlers are hooked up to drips supplying therapeutic food.

Bosco checks on his little patients with a gentle touch here and a heartfelt “sorry” there when a patient cries out in pain. Worried mothers seem comforted by his caring manner.

28 May 2017 description


Executive Summary

The Call to Action on Protection from Gender-based Violence in Emergencies, a multi-stakeholder initiative launched in 2013 by the governments of the United Kingdom and Sweden, aims to fundamentally transform the way gender-based violence (GBV) is addressed in emergencies, so that every humanitarian response provides safe and comprehensive services for those affected by GBV and mitigates GBV risk from the earliest phases of a crisis.

28 May 2017 description


• 93 new arrivals (51 males and 42 females) composed of 64 Burundian and 29 Congolese Asylum Seekers. Busiest entry points during this week were Kigadye (29 persons) and Bukiriro (29 persons), Kabanga (7 persons), Murusagamba (7 persons).

• 157 Asylum Seekers (82 males, 75 females) were relocated from transit centers to Nyarugusu and Nduta camps.

27 May 2017 description

This final report consolidates all the achievements of the response operation over a period of 12 months. The IFRC on behalf of the Rwanda Red Cross Society would like to thank all those who contributed to the emergency appeal. More specifically RRCS and IFRC would like to thank the following partners for their contributions; American Red Cross, Austrian Red Cross, Japanese Red Cross Society, Norwegian Red Cross, Red Cross of Monaco, Swedish Red Cross, The Canadian Red Cross Society (from Canadian Government), The Netherlands Red Cross (from Netherlands Government)

27 May 2017 description

Rainfall in May improves Msimu and Masika harvest prospects

Key Messages

26 May 2017 description

Kigali: The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today expressed gratitude to Japan for its latest contribution of 165 million Japanese Yen (US$ 1.46 million), which will be used to provide food and nutrition assistance to over 55,000 Burundian refugees residing in Mahama refugee camp and reception centres. The official handover ceremony took place today at the WFP compound in Kigali.

26 May 2017 description

Ceci est un résumé des déclarations du porte-parole du HCR Babar Baloch – à qui toute citation peut être attribuée – lors de la conférence de presse du 23 mai 2017 au Palais des Nations à Genève.

Le HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, réitère ce jour son inquiétude quant à l’instabilité de la situation au Burundi, qui continue de pousser les civils à fuir dans les pays voisins en quête de sécurité. Depuis avril 2015, environ 410 000 réfugiés et demandeurs d’asile ont été contraints de fuir leurs foyers. Ces chiffres ne cessent d’augmenter.

25 May 2017 description

The Burundi Red Cross Society’s Humanitarian Hotline provides critical referral services to callers 24-hours a day

By Rita Maingi/OCHA ROSEA Bujumbura – May 2017