- OCHA Bulletin d'Information Humanitaire - Province Orientale N°14, 21 mai 2015
- Report of the UN Joint Human Rights Office on international humanitarian law violations committed by Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) combatants in Beni, North Kivu province, between 1 Oct-31 Dec 2014 EN / FR
- OMS Rapport de Situation : Afflux des réfugiés Burundais dans les zones frontalières de la RDC, Période du 29 avril au 05 mai 2015, Sud Kivu
Appeals & Funding
- 2015 Aperçu des besoins humanitaires
- Plan de réponse humanitaire 2015
- DRC Pooled Fund
22 mai 2015 – Le Secrétaire général de l'ONU, Ban Ki-moon, s'est dit vendredi encouragé par le dialogue politique actuel à Bujumbura, la capitale du Burundi, tandis que le Haut-Commissariat pour les réfugiés (HCR) a lancé un plan d'intervention de 207 millions de dollars pour aider les réfugiés burundais dans les pays voisins.
· The past weeks of civil unrest and response by the security forces have raised serious concerns regarding child rights violations. Children were repeatedly caught up in demonstrations either as active participants or simply by being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
· Security forces were indiscriminate in their violent response and as a result at least three children were killed, many injured and arrested.
1. Brief description of the emergency and impact
Bujumbura/Geneva (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is extremely concerned about the tense pre-election atmosphere in Burundi and its humanitarian impact on the people of that country. The organization is appealing for calm among all parties involved and asks that health-care staff be allowed to do their work safely and that medical facilities not be interfered with.
Bujumbura / Genève (CICR) – Le Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR) est vivement préoccupé par le climat de tensions pré-électorales qui règne au Burundi, et par les conséquences humanitaires qu'il entraîne pour la population. Le CICR lance ainsi un appel à la retenue à toutes les parties en présence, et demande que les personnels de santé et les structures médicales soient respectés.
Tanzanian authorities announced the outbreak of cholera among Burundian asylum seekers in the local media. Eight deaths occurred in Kagunga Village, while nine were at Kigoma Regional Hospital, according to health officials in Kigoma and UNHCR.
Over 112,000 Burundian refugees and asylum-seekers have arrived in the neighbouring countries of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Republic of Tanzania and Rwanda since the beginning of April 2015. This indicates an increase of over 60,000 new arrivals in the past ten days.
In Tanzania, the number of new arrivals has risen dramatically over the past few days with local immigration authorities reporting that over 50,000 Burundians are in Kagunga, a peninsula on the shore of Lake Tanganyika.
The UN refugee agency is taking urgent measures, in collaboration with authorities in Tanzania, to contain the spread of a severe watery diarrhoea outbreak among newly arrived Burundian refugees.
Seven people have been reported dead since Wednesday. Two specimens have preliminary been diagnosed as cholera, but we are awaiting official confirmation from a reference laboratory.
The number of Burundians fleeing their country has crossed the 100,000 mark, with 50,000 concentrated in Tanzania’s Kagunga village on the shores of Lake Tanganyika. A count conducted by the asylum seeker using the Cells and Communes administrative systems they have in Burundi revealed there are 15,000 families comprising 53,000 persons.
BUJUMBURA, Burundi, 15 May 2015 - Approximately 100,000 people, the vast majority of whom are women and children, have fled violent clashes in Burundi to neighbouring Great Lakes countries including Tanzania, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). These number of refugees is expected to rise, as the situation in Burundi remains volatile.
Coup thwarted, President Nkurunziza returns to country
GENÈVE, 15 mai (HCR) – Le HCR a déclaré vendredi que plus de 105 000 personnes avaient fui vers les pays voisins pour échapper aux violences politiques au Burundi. Beaucoup sont désormais pris au piège et vivent dans des conditions désastreuses dans un village frontalier sur la rive du lac Tanganyika.
GENEVA, 15 May (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency said on Friday that more than 105,000 people have fled to neighbouring countries to escape political violence in Burundi, with many now trapped in dire conditions in a border village on the shore of Lake Tanganyika.
"While the coup attempt is reported to have been foiled, the situation in Burundi's capital Bujumbura remains tense with sporadic outbursts of violence reported this morning," Karin de Gruijl, a spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, told a news conference.
WFP-Burundi country strategy identifies three priority areas: (i) food and nutrition security; (ii) capacity development of government institutions; and (iii) humanitarian response action.
14 mai 2015 – Le Secrétaire général de l'ONU, Ban Ki-moon, s'est déclaré jeudi fortement préoccupé par l'évolution de la situation au Burundi depuis fin avril et a condamné toute tentative d'évincer le gouvernement par la force.
14 May 2015 – Calling urgently for calm and restraint, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned all attempts to oust elected governments by military force and appealed to the country’s political and security leaders to “clearly and openly reject the use of violence, refrain from acts of revenge, and rein in their militants.”