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18 Nov 2015 description


  • Conflict and adverse climatic conditions continue to drive humanitarian needs in the region

  • Acute sectoral needs continue to be reported in Ethiopia

  • Flood preparedness in full swing as El Niño expected to cause serious flooding in the region

  • Civilian death tolls and human rights violations on the rise in Burundi

  • Urgent access needed to prevent food crisis in Unity State, South Sudan

Regional humanitarian outlook

13 Nov 2015 description

Key Points

  • Post-election violence and intimidation continue to displace Burundians and increase vulnerability.

  • 36 per cent of Burundian households are food insecure, including 700,000 people severely food insecure, the latest Food Security Monitoring System report reveals, as the nutrition situation deteriorates.

12 Nov 2015 description

Faits saillants

  • La région de Kalehe est de nouveau frappée par de fortes pluies : plus d'une cinquantaine de maisons détruites

  • 2 200 personnes fuient vers les Moyens-Plateaux de Kalehe suite à des affrontements armés

  • Plus de 3 400 ménages vulnérables se sont procurés des vivres au nord du Territoire de Shabunda.

Aperçu de la situation

12 Nov 2015 description

The pre-elections contingency plan launched in April 2015 called for US$ 58 million for both preparedness and response for up to six months. Agencies have been using their internal funding mechanisms or diverting funding from their regular programmes to respond to the new situation. The revised post-elections plan (from September 2015 to February 2016) requires a total of $39.3 million to prepare and respond to the needs of up to 400,000 people. Agencies reported that they had received about $7.1 million by November 11, 2015.

10 Nov 2015 description


This report has been developed collectively with humanitarian partners in the region to inform preparedness and advocacy efforts to mitigate and manage humanitarian risk in the Horn of Africa and Great Lakes region . It presents a four-month trend analysis from June to September 2015 and a humanitarian outlook from October to December 2015. It is the second report in the series and updates the previous scenario report which was published in May 2015.

02 Nov 2015 description

Faits saillants

  • Un an après, la situation des sinistrés des fortes pluies de Kalehe ne s’est pas améliorée

  • 9 500 réfugiés burundais du site de Lusenda se sont procuré des vivres de leur choix.

Aperçu de la situation

29 Oct 2015 description
  • As of 28 October, the funding gap of the UN-coordinated inter-agency appeals is US$10.8 billion which means that 54 per cent of the required funds remain unmet.

  • Globally, humanitarian organizations aim to reach 82 million people across 38 countries in 2015.

29 Sep 2015 description
  • As of 24 September, the funding gap of the coordinated appeals framework is $11.7 billion, meaning that almost 60 per cent is not covered. In total, $19.8 billion are required for 2015. $8.1 billion have been received which includes $1.5 billion newly reported to the Financial Tracking Service (FTS) in September.

25 Sep 2015 description

Introduction On 17 September 2015, OCHA and UNHCR jointly convened a donor and partner briefing to discuss the situation in Burundi and its impact on neighbouring countries. The agenda and list of participants are at the end of this Note. Two related presentations are also available:

24 Sep 2015 description

Faits saillants

 Des élèves burundais réfugiés en RDC ont retrouvé le chemin de l’école, mais des besoins persistent

 Plus de 3 200 familles vulnérables assistées en articles ménagers essentiels au nord de Shabunda

 300 congolais rapatriés de Burundi reçoivent des fonds pour la relance de leurs moyens de subsistance

Aperçu de la situation

18 Sep 2015 description

Faits saillants

• Les tracasseries des militaires limitent l’accès des civils aux champs à Mitwaba

• Quelques 1 200 demandeurs d’asile burundais seront transférés de Lubumbashi à Lusenda (SudKivu)

Contexte général

04 Sep 2015 description

(Kinshasa, 4 September 2015) The United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Kyung-wha Kang, ended today a 4-day mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) where she said the world should not let it - one of the world’s most protracted crises - “fall off the humanitarian radar.”