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21 Aug 2017 description
report UN News Service

21 August 2017 – Ahead of next month's presentation to the United Nations Human Rights Council, an independent panel today said that the human rights situation in Burundi has not improved.

Fatsah Ouguergouz, the head of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi, told UN News that based on more than 470 testimonies with people inside Burundi and in exile, alleged human rights abuses in the Great Lakes state are continuing.

21 Aug 2017 description


  • Maize production for 2017 tentatively forecast at 5.5 million tonnes, 3 percent below average of previous five years

  • Reduced output mainly reflects poor rains in some central and northern areas

  • Maize prices declined from record highs in April, but still at high levels

  • Food insecurity persists in northern areas as a result of reduced 2017 “masika” harvest

21 Aug 2017 description

L’amélioration des disponibilités favorise l’accès alimentaire des ménages

Points saillants

  • La sécurité alimentaire des ménages est relativement en amélioration mais les réserves dans les ménages sont très limitées.

  • Les prix des denrées alimentaires sur le marché sont en baisse depuis deux mois depuis l’avènement des récoltes de la saison 2017B mais restent largement au dessus de la moyenne des 2 dernières années.


21 Aug 2017 description

La Matrice de Suivi des Déplacements est un système qui est mis en oeuvre afin de capturer, analyser et disséminer des informations visant à mieux comprendre les mouvements et les besoins des personnes déplacées internes dans les provinces ciblées du Burundi.

21 Aug 2017 description

The Displacement Tracking Matrix is a comprehensive system which collects data on Internally Displaced Persons in targeted provinces of Burundi. The system is based on two types of systematic assessments: assessments of the displacement trends in the communes provide the main figures and trends of displacement at the communal level, and the assessments in the main displacement areas (collines*) hosting more than 40 IDP households or 200 IDPs provide information regarding humanitarian needs in the areas hosting a high number of IDPs. The assessments are undertaken on a monthly basis.

21 Aug 2017 description

Mogadishu, 21 August 2017 – A new battle group of the Burundi National Defence Force (BNDF) arrived in Somalia today, commencing a one year tour of duty under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).

The 45th battalion of the BDNF, led by Lt. Col. Philbert Hatungimana, landed in Mogadishu on Sunday to replace battalion 39, which is rotating out after completing its tour of duty, during which it helped the Mission achieve its mandate of restoring peace and stabilizing Somalia.

20 Aug 2017 description

South Sudan, Burundi and DRC Refugee Response Plans

Key Figures
REFUGEES IN NEED (by end 2017) 1,497,126


960.17 MILLION

673.19 MILLION

215.33 MILLION



19 Aug 2017 description


New Arrivals: The number of asylum-seekers from Burundi who entered Tanzania in July 2017 stands at 525 individuals, which equates to an average daily admission of 17 individuals. This is up on the figures for June 2017, where 377 individuals arrived in the country with an average daily arrival rate of 12 individuals.

19 Aug 2017 description


The Burundi refugee situation in Tanzania began late April 2015. The months that followed saw significantly high number of persons of concern arrivng in Tanzania, mainly through Kagunga, a tiny border village along Lake Tanganyika, and other entry points in Kigoma region.

18 Aug 2017 description

Our methodology uses 9 indicators, grouped under 3 categories:

  • Access of humanitarian actors to affected population

  • Access of people in need to humanitarian aid

  • Security and physical constraints Each category is measured through proxy indicators, such as violence against personnel, denial of needs, or active hostilities.

Data is collected at the country level and may therefore not show disparities between sub-regions.

17 Aug 2017 description

UNHCR and Tanzania outline next steps to address refugee situation

17 August 2017

Nairobi—UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is working with the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania to support the country in pursuing its tradition of granting asylum and hosting refugees while respecting the wish of those who would like to return home.