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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

28 Feb 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.

27 Feb 2017 description

In this interview, Interpeace’s Great Lakes Programme Coordinator, Isabelle Peter, discusses the organization’s peace education initiative in the three countries of Rwanda, Burundi and the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The peace education initiative is part of Interpeace’s Cross-Border Peacebuilding programme, implemented in collaboration with six regional organisations in the region.

What is Peace Education, and how does it fit into Interpeace’s efforts to build lasting peace in the Great Lakes region?

27 Feb 2017 description

On 15 – 16 February 2017, Interpeace participated in the SDG4 Regional Forum for Eastern Africa in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The high level forum – organized by UNESCO with the support of the SDG4 co-conveners (ILO, UNFPA, UNDP, UNICEF, UN Women, UNHCR and the World Bank) – seeks to enable Member States under the UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa (Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda) to present their national SDG4 roadmaps in support of the implementation of the 2030 Education Agenda.

23 Feb 2017 description

214.5 M required for 2017

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

214.4 M funding gap for the Burundi Situations

All figures displayed in USD

20 Feb 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

386,833
New Burundian refugees in asylum countries since April 2015 as of 31 January 2017

FUNDING

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

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Burundi: Over 22,000 Burundians fled the country to neighbouring countries in January alone. Besides the concerning human rights environment inside Burundi, the food security has deteriorated considerably.

14 Feb 2017 description

180.6 M required for 2016

96.1 M contributions received, representing 53% of requirements

84.5 M funding gap for the Burundi Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

13 Feb 2017 description

Durant le mois de Janvier 2017 :

  • 506 demandeurs d'asile ont été reconnus comme réfugiés , dont 20 par la procédure de statut dérivé.

  • 553 nouveaux demandeurs d’asile ont été enregistrés. Parmi lesquels 518 sont des Congolais (RDC), 8 maliens , 26 rwandais et 1 somalien.

  • 331 réfugiés ont été transférés vers le camp de Kavumu

  • 70 réfugiés ont bénéficié du programme de réinstallation.

13 Feb 2017 description

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES

  • Provide people in emergency situations with integrated and coordinated assistance necessary for their protection and survival within the framework of humanitarian principles which includes the “do no harm” approach.

  • Ensure access to basic services for the targeted population and strengthen the capacity of households to effectively exercise their fundamental rights.

09 Feb 2017 description

2017 KEY FIGURES

322,273
BURUNDIAN REFUGEES AS OF 31 OCT 2016

534,000
BURUNDIAN REFUGEES EXPECTED BY THE END OF 2017

406 MILLION
REQUIREMENTS (IN USD)

30
PARTNERS INVOLVED

4
RESPONSE COUNTRIES

OVERVIEW

27 Jan 2017 description

Some poor households in eastern areas likely to face Crisis outcomes in March

Key Messages

25 Jan 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

364,723
New Burundian refugees in asylum countries since April 2015 as of 31 December 2016

FUNDING

USD 180.6 million requested for the overall situation through UNHCR's Supplementary Appeal (January-December 2016)

PRIORITIES