- WFP Burundi Situation Report #12, 14 August 2015
- OCHA Eastern Africa/Flash Update 20: 07 August 2015 - Elections Crisis in Burundi and Regional Impact
- UNICEF Burundi Humanitarian Situation Report, 29 July 2015
Appeals & Funding
- UNHCR Revised Burundi Supplementary Appeal
- UNHCR Revised Burundi Regional Refugee Response Plan Apr–Sep 2015 (Aug 2015)
- Interagency Contingency Plan - Burundi 2015 Elections
Likely El Niño event could cause mix of drought and flooding
Conflict and political tension driving food and nutrition insecurity
UN, AU warn of risks in Burundi
Number of people fleeing Yemen to the Horn of Africa continues to rise
AU holds WHS consultation in region
Scale-up of Somali refugee repatriation from Kenya foreseen
Despite renewed peace efforts, humanitarian situation in South Sudan continues to worsen
The number of people targeted through coordinated humanitarian appeals rose from 76 million in 31 countries in December 2014 to 78.9 million people in 37 countries in June 2015. This figure now stands at over 82 million.*
US$6.6 billion have been received within the coordinated appeal framework.
The total humanitarian funding received inside and outside coordinated appeals stands at $11.5 billion. It is worth noting that $23.2 billion is the total amount received inside and outside the appeals last year in 2014.
Preliminary results following Burundi’s presidential elections on 21 July placed incumbent President Pierre Nkurunziza in the lead with 69 per cent of the votes.
Media reported that the Burundi presidential elections started on 21 July following a night of explosions and gunfire in the capital. At least two people were reportedly killed.
Elections are being held despite the Government pulling out of talks without agreement reached on a range of issues that would have contributed to the creation of a climate conducive to the holding of credible and peaceful elections. Further, three opposition presidential candidates have withdrawn from the elections.
Media reports indicate that in a meeting with the Government of Burundi and opposition in Bujumbura on 14 July, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, appointed by the East African Community (EAC) to facilitate dialogue, urged Burundi leaders to strive for unity. He added that sectarianism is a threat to development.
Incendie d'un site de déplacés du Sud-Kivu installé au Maniema : plus de 300 habitations détruites
Des cas d’enlèvement et d’agression sexuelle rapportés dans la région de Lulingu
Assistance en vivres en faveur de 1 301 familles d'accueil de réfugiés burundais dans la plaine de la Ruzizi
The objective of this overview is to support the development of national-level response and preparedness plans and facilitate joint priority actions in the areas of advocacy, resource mobilization, and coordinated engagement in cross border areas.
There has been a step change in the threat level in the region in 2015. There is an increasing concern about the confluence and compounding impacts of these threats, both at the national and the regional level. The outlook presented here will be updated on a bi-monthly basis.
Local and parliamentary elections proceeded today as scheduled, despite calls from the political opposition, civil society and the international community to postpone, and despite the political opposition’s decision to boycott the polls.
Sounds of gunfire and blasts have been heard in the capital, Bujumbura, in recent nights, but it is not clear who is involved in these exchanges. A spate of grenade attacks in the city has also occurred, resulting in numerous deaths and injuries. Perpetrators have not been identified.
OCHA and UNHCR jointly convened a donor and partner briefing on 17 June 2015 to discuss the Burundi crisis, its effects on neighbouring countries, and the Regional Humanitarian Scenario for the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa. OCHA’s Regional Office for Eastern Africa (OCHA-EA) provided a recap of key political and humanitarian developments in Burundi for the past two months, including key findings from a joint rapid humanitarian assessment mission.
Displacement and conflict
Around 1.542 million people are internally displaced in South Sudan, and over 546,000 have crossed borders and become refugees. About 106,228 people have fled Burundi, and about 25,000 have left Yemen (where 1 million people are internally displaced)3 for Djibouti and Somalia. Areas of conflict in South Sudan and Yemen remain very difficult for humanitarian organizations to access, pushing more to cross borders in search of assistance.
Increase in mostly South Sudanese and Burundian refugees
More than 70,000 people, many of them children, have fled Burundi since political violence and civil unrest broke out in the capital Bujumbura in April of 2015. A US$15 million allocation from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) is helping relief agencies provide life-saving assistance for thousands of Burundians in neighbouring Rwanda and Tanzania.
As President Nkurunziza attempts to stand for a third term, heightened political tensions and violence in the run-up to the 2015 Burundian general elections and a failed coup attempt on 13 May have resulted in over 50,000 people fleeing Burundi to seek asylum in the neighbouring country of Tanzania. Following an emergency meeting of the East Africa Community (EAC) on 29 May 2015, President Nkurunziza agreed to postpone the election for a period of 6 weeks.