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26 May 2017 description

Ceci est un résumé des déclarations du porte-parole du HCR Babar Baloch – à qui toute citation peut être attribuée – lors de la conférence de presse du 23 mai 2017 au Palais des Nations à Genève.

Le HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, réitère ce jour son inquiétude quant à l’instabilité de la situation au Burundi, qui continue de pousser les civils à fuir dans les pays voisins en quête de sécurité. Depuis avril 2015, environ 410 000 réfugiés et demandeurs d’asile ont été contraints de fuir leurs foyers. Ces chiffres ne cessent d’augmenter.

25 May 2017 description

Initial Season B harvest improves food availability and access

Key Messages

24 May 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

409,662 New Burundian refugees in asylum countries since April 2015 as of 30 April 2017

FUNDING

USD 250 million Requested for the overall situation through UNHCR's Supplementary Appeal (Jan-Dec 2017)

PRIORITIES

  • Tanzania: Provide assistance to the Tanzanian Government in the development of the new Refugee Status Determination procedures.

23 May 2017 description
report UN News Service

23 mai 2017 – L'Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR) a de nouveau fait part de son inquiétude concernant la situation instable au Burundi qui continue de pousser les gens à chercher la sécurité dans les pays voisins.

« Depuis avril 2015, quelque 410.000 réfugiés et demandeurs d'asile ont été contraints de fuir leurs foyers. Ces chiffres augmentent encore », a déclaré mardi un porte-parole du HCR, Babar Baloch, lors d'un point de presse à Genève.

23 May 2017 description

At a glance

483,257 people of concern as of April 2017

The Burundi crisis was categorized by UNHCR as a Level 2 emergency on 11 May 2015. Since April 2015, some 420,689 Burundians have fled to neighbouring countries, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda, Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania. Within Burundi, a further 55,293 people are displaced and 7,275 refuge returnees have been reported.

US$250 million is needed in financial requirements for the Burundi situation for January until December 2017

23 May 2017 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

23 May 2017

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is today renewing its concern over the unstable situation in Burundi, which continues to drive people to seek safety in neighbouring countries. Since April 2015, some 410,000 refugees and asylum seekers have been forced to flee their homes. These numbers are still rising.

02 May 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Malaria epidemic was declared on 13 March 2017

  • MIRA : Food insecurity, difficult access to potable water and rising mortality

  • Over half a million Burundians are displaced

KEY FIGURES

# of people in need 3 million M 1.0M F 0.8M C 1.2M

# of people targeted 1 million M0.3M F 0.3M C 0.4M

# of IDPs 148,490 M: 68.9k F: 79.6k

Congolese refugees 58,000 M: 28.3k F: 29.6k

Burundian refugees 401,428 M: 186k F: 177k

27 Apr 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

405,106 New Burundian refugees in asylum countries since April 2015 as of 31 March 2017

FUNDING

USD 214.5 million Requested by UNHCR for the overall Burundi Situation in 2017

PRIORITIES

09 Apr 2017 description

214.4 M required for 2017

2.7 M contributions received, representing 1% of requirements

211.6 M funding gap for the Burundi Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

01 Apr 2017 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

01 Apr 2017 description

Near-average Season B crop production prospects help stabilize food prices

27 Mar 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

404,226 New Burundian refugees in asylum countries since April 2015 as of 28 February 2017

FUNDING

USD 214.5 million Requested by UNHCR for the overall Burundi Situation in 2017

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Burundi: UNHCR in Burundi is continuing its border and protection monitoring activities in return areas, as well as preparing for potential voluntary returns in light of the tripartite that will be organized with Tanzanian authorities in March.

22 Mar 2017 description

Africa's oldest and deepest lake is in danger

Lake Tanganyika is one of the world’s natural wonders. Holding about 17 percent of the globe’s surface freshwater, it is also the oldest and the deepest lake in Africa. Bordering four countries (Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania and Zambia), it offers a source of livelihood for over 10 million people.

A BIODIVERSITY HOTSPOT

21 Mar 2017 description

Highlight

  • The ongoing socio-political crisis, displacements, disruption of livelihood activities and the deterioration of the economy remain the key drivers of food insecurity in Burundi.

Operational Updates

  • In February, WFP provided food assistance to 497,450 people in food insecure areas, including refugees in camps, through general distributions, nutrition interventions, asset creation activities and the school meals programme.

16 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nearly one in ten people is severely food insecure

  • SAM rates surpass the critical threshold of 2% in Kirundo

  • Malaria outbreak in Burundi: more than 9 million cases and over 4,000 deaths since January 2017

  • CERF supports food security and protection (DTM) sectors with US$3.5 million

Nearly one million more people affected by food insecurity in 2 months

16 Mar 2017 description

Key messages

  • Burundi is experiencing a multidimensional socio-economic crisis impacting different sectors and aspect of livelihoods, which has led to displacement and food insecurity. The violence that ensued after president Nkurunziza’s bid for a third term in office in 2015 triggered an exodus. More than 390 000 Burundians have fled the country and another 146 000 are reportedly internally displaced.

11 Mar 2017 description

214.4 M required for 2017

2.2 M contributions received, representing 1% of requirements

212.2 M funding gap for the Burundi Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

01 Mar 2017 description

214.4 M required for 2017

100,000 contributions received, representing less than 1% of requirements

214.3 M funding gap for the Burundi Situation

All figures are displayed in USD