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29 Apr 2016 description

In this issue

  • Implementing the Agenda for Humanity P.1

  • IGAD-SADC and conflict prevention P.2

  • The Great Lakes Pact and Rule of Law P.3

  • Domesticating the Kampala Convention P.4

  • Burundi Humanitarian Hotline installed P.6

  • Launch of Humanitarian-Private Sector Platforms P.6

  • HoA Initiative: Financing Humanity P 7

KEY FIGURES

# of IDPs 11 m

# of refugees 3.4 m

06 Apr 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

253,451 Refugees Tanzania 132,489 Rwanda 75,551 Uganda 23,461 DRC 21,950

85,301 Internal Displaced Persons Socio-Political crisis 69,097 Due to Floods 16,204

3.6M Food Insecure People Severe 699,572 Moderate 2,922,991

150,000 Children under 5 with Acute Malnutrition Severe 50,000 Moderate 100,000

06 Apr 2016 description
  • As at 31 March, the global funding requirements for humanitarian response plans and appeals for 2016 are over US$20.1 billion to meet the needs of 88.7 million people across 38 countries.
    About $1.5 billion in funding has been received so far, leaving a shortfall of $18.6 billion. The outstanding pledges amount to over $124.4 million as reported to the Financial Tracking Service (FTS).

24 Mar 2016 description

Introduction

On 8 March 2016, OCHA and UNHCR jointly convened a donor and partner briefing to discuss the situation in Burundi and its impact on neighbouring countries. The agenda, presentations and list of participants are annexed to this Note.

Situation in Burundi

24 Mar 2016 description

Faits saillants

  • 25 000 élèves vulnérables reçoivent des fournitures scolaires

  • Malgré les défis logistiques, l’assistance aux retournés se poursuit dans la région nord de Shabunda

Accès

23 Mar 2016 description

BESOINS HUMANITAIRES ET CHIFFRES CLÉS

La population du Burundi est de plus en plus affectée par l’impact néfaste de la crise politique qui a débuté en avril 2015, en particulier par la violence qu’elle a généré et la détérioration du contexte socio-économique. Les besoins humanitaires sont visibles : environ 1,1 million de personnes nécessitent protection et assistance humanitaire immédiates, y compris l’accès urgent aux services essentiels de base et à des moyens de subsistance.

1.**Protection**

11 Mar 2016 description

Faits saillants

  • La protection des civils demeure fragile dans les Hauts Plateaux de Kalehe et Uvira

  • Pour la prise en charge médicale des réfugiés, la communauté humanitaire devra établir des priorités.

Aperçu de la situation

07 Mar 2016 description

APERÇU DE LA CRISE

La population du Burundi est de plus en plus affectée par l’impact néfaste de la crise politique qui a débuté en avril 2015, en particulier la violence qu’elle a générée et la détérioration du contexte socio-économique. Les besoins humanitaires sont visibles: environ 1,1 million de personnes nécessitent protection et une assistance humanitaire immédiates, y compris l’accès urgent aux services essentiels de base et à des moyens de subsistance.

02 Mar 2016 description

As at 29 February, the funding requirements for humanitarian response plans and appeals for 2016 are US$20.1 billion to meet the needs of 89.3 million people across 37 countries. The increase since January is due to the release of the Yemen response plan which seeks $1.8 billion to respond to humanitarian needs of 13.6 million people. The global figures are likely to increase further in the course of 2016.

18 Feb 2016 description

Faits saillants

  • Se déplacer, seule stratégie de protection des habitants de Shabunda, malheureusement périlleuse

  • Walungu : plus de 5 500 personnes vulnérables accèdent à l’eau potable et aux latrines hygiéniques

Aperçu de la situation

04 Feb 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS
- El Niño“drought effect” likely to have a long-lasting impact as people’ resilience continues to be eroded
- Ethiopia battling worst drought in decades
- Drought, food in security and power shortages stalk southern Africa region
- Cholera, a preventable disease, kills thousands across eastern and southern Africa
- Protracted conflicts to complicate humanitarian situation
- Funding shortfalls paralyse humanitarian responses

01 Feb 2016 description

Currently, the humanitarian response plans and appeals for 2016 are seeking over $19.8 billion to meet the needs of 89.4 million people across 37 countries. The figures may increase in the course of 2016. As of 29 January, $50 million has been received for the appeals.

In January 2015, the UN-coordinated inter-agency appeals required $16.4 billion to meet the needs of 57.5 million people across 22 countries.

The year ended with requirements at $19.9 billion, an increase of $3.5 billion, to meet the needs of 82 million people in 38 countries.

01 Feb 2016 description

Key Points

  • The total number of Burundian refugees has increased to 239,754, whereas IDPs are now estimated to be 25,081 in view of new data from Makamba and Kirundo, and a new assessment in Rutana.

  • New patterns of human rights violations have emerged, including cases of sexual violence, increased enforced disappearances and torture

  • Since April 2015, OHCHR reports 439 killings, 262 arbitrary arrests, and 263 cases of torture/ill-treatment.

29 Jan 2016 description

60 million PEOPLE WILL BE AFFECTED BY EL NIÑO IN THE FOUR MOST AFFECTED REGIONS

2.8 million PEOPLE REQUIRE HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE IN GUATEMALA AND HONDURAS

10.2 million PEOPLE IN NEED OF EMERGENCY FOOD IN ETHIOPIA

14 million FOOD INSECURE PEOPLE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA – EXCLUDING SOUTH AFRICA

El Niño status

29 Jan 2016 description

$100 million has been approved from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) during the first 2016 underfunded emergencies allocation round to assist 5.3 million people in nine silent and severely underfunded crises. The funds will sustain life-saving relief in emergencies where levels of risk and vulnerability are alarmingly high, but available resources for humanitarian response are critically low.

29 Jan 2016 description

(Addis-Abeba/New York, 29 janvier 2016) Aujourd’hui, le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies Ban Ki-moon a débloqué 100 millions de dollars du Fonds central de l’ONU pour les interventions d’urgence (CERF) en faveur d’opérations humanitaires qui manquent cruellement de fonds dans le cadre de neuf situations d’urgence négligées.

29 Jan 2016 description
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(Addis Ababa/New York, 29 January 2016) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today released US$100 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for severely underfunded aid operations in nine neglected emergencies. The funds will enable life-saving help for millions of people forced from their homes in Central and Eastern Africa, those affected by conflict and food insecurity in Libya and Mali, and the most vulnerable and at risk of malnutrition in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.