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26 May 2016 description

Faits saillants

  • Pas de répit pour les habitants de Nindja qui passent de déplacement en déplacement

  • Kalehe : plus de 2 500 familles retournées se procurent des vivres et articles ménagers essentiels

Aperçu de la situation

26 May 2016 description
report Caritas

By Caritas Internationalis

The president and secretary general of Caritas Burundi are travelling to Tanzania to show solidarity with Burundian refugees who have fled there.

Concern is growing as refugees continue to arrive in Tanzania, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the violence in Burundi itself, provoked by a political crisis, is not abating.

Abbé Jean Bosco Nintunze, the secretary general of Caritas Burundi, says a delegation will visit the refugee camps of Nyarugusu and Nduta as guests of Caritas Kigoma.

26 May 2016 description

The current 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. The population was relocated to Nyarugusu camp, which was already host to 65,000 persons of concern, mainly DR Congolese. The camp quickly ran out of capacity to host the new population, prompting the opening of a new camp, Nduta, in Kibondo district on 07-Oct-2015. Nduta's capacity has been put at 60,000.

25 May 2016 description

The Great Lakes Region highlights the interconnected nature of conflict. This is particularly true for the four focus countries of the Great Lakes Project (GLP), namely Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda and Uganda. This interconnectedness forms the basis of the GLP’s regional approach.

Introduction

24 May 2016 description

Market Highlights

  • The US$/SSP exchange rates exhibited daily fluctuations for the better part of April 2016. The local currency gained slight ground against the USD in the intervening period of signing of the Compromise Peace Agreement in the last two weeks of April, only to resume loosing trends thereafter and was exchanging at SSP 36-39/1$ in third week of May in the black market. The persistent shortage of dollars continued to dis-incentivize imports into the country during the reporting month.

24 May 2016 description

Highlights

  • The School Feeding Programme is facing critical shortfalls from May 2016 onwards.

  • In April, food assistance was provided to 14,599 CAR refugees.

  • In April, food assistance was also provided to 3,657 DRC refugees.

  • The assistance to DRC refugees will end in June without new donor contributions.

24 May 2016 description

Highlights

  • Burundian refugees continue to arrive into Tanzania.
    According to UNHCR, the total population of new Burundian refugees in Tanzania is over 137,000, bringing the combined Congolese and Burundian refugee population in Tanzania to over 200,000.

  • UNESCO and WFP, in partnership with XPRIZE and the Government of Tanzania, officially launched the XPRIZE Global Learning competition in Tanzania.

24 May 2016 description

Highlights

  • The protracted relief and recovery operation (PRRO) is facing serious resource shortfalls. Food assistance for assets and food for training activities have been suspended because of limited funding. WFP requires immediate contributions to meet the needs of vulnerable people in Burundi.

  • The current political instability, economic decline and El Nino-related flooding continues to have a significant impact on humanitarian needs within the country.

24 May 2016 description

BUJUMBURA/GENEVA (24 May 2016) – The United Nations Independent Investigation in Burundi, which was set up to investigate human rights violations in the country since April 2015, has completed the deployment of a team of human rights monitors on the ground.

23 May 2016 description

56% Of refugees in Uganda are under the age of eighteen

120,208 Refugees and asylum-seekers living in Adjumani Refugee Settlement, Uganda’s largest settlement

2% Of refugees in Uganda are elderly (over the age of 60)

25,873 Refugees and asylum-seekers have arrived in Uganda in the first two months of 2016

Solutions Outlook

20 May 2016 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 15-21 May 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, outbreak of yellow fever and Polio.

20 May 2016 description

The current 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. The population was relocated to Nyarugusu camp, which was already host to 65,000 persons of concern, mainly DR Congolese. The camp quickly ran out of capacity to host the new population, prompting the opening of a new camp, Nduta, in Kibondo district on 07-Oct-2015. Nduta's capacity has been put at 60,000.