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17 Nov 2016 description

Highlights

  • Given the deteriorating food insecurity across the country, there is a risk that more vulnerable Burundian families will try to cross the borders, while the capacities of host countries and humanitarian agencies providing assistance are already stretched.

09 Nov 2016 description

Eighteen months after the outbreak of large-scale violence in Burundi, people’s access to essential services is severely restricted. Insecurity and macroeconomic factors, including a decline in external financial support resulting in massive budget cuts (including education- 30%, health- 54%, human rights- 65% and water- 72%) have severely hampered the provision of basic services. Pregnant women and children under five, who rely on state-provided free medical care, are particularly at risk.

02 Nov 2016 description

Introduction

The civil unrest in Burundi has led to an outflow of over 210,000 refugees (as of 31 October 2015) to neighbouring countries of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda, Tanzania, and as far away as Uganda and Zambia. It started in Bujumbura in April 2015, with a peak in June, ahead of the contested Presidential election that took place on 21 July 2015. Since then, a tense political crisis and a climate of fear and intimidation have spread throughout the country.

02 Nov 2016 description
  • 180.6 M required for 2016

  • 92.4 M contributions received, representing 51% of requirements

  • 88.2 M funding gap for the Burundi Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

31 Oct 2016 description

Mathilde Boddaert, Analyste consultante, Afrique centrale

Les conditions de vie des réfugiés burundais varient selon leurs ressources et la politique du pays d’accueil. Pour quelques-uns, des opportunités se créent ; pour la majorité, le quotidien est synonyme d’attente. Cet article, le deuxième d’une série de trois, retrace des trajectoires bouleversées tandis que les ruptures se superposent – sociales, économiques, scolaires.

21 Oct 2016 description
report Trócaire

Over the last year and a half, some 300,000 Burundians have fled their homeland to seek refuge in neighbouring countries.

So far, this unfolding refugee crisis and the escalating political situation in Burundi have received little attention in the mainstream media.

Violent clashes between protestors and police began in Burundi in April 2015 when incumbent President Pierre Nkurunziza announced his intension to run for a third term – a move deemed unconstitutional by his opponents.

18 Oct 2016 description

Key Figures

  • 311,083 New Burundian refugees in asylum countries since April 2015 as of 31 August 2016.

Funding

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

  • Gap: 54%

  • Funded: 46%

Priorities

  • Burundi: Implementation of emergency response to vulnerable populations through activities funded by CERF and protection / monitoring of spontaneous returnees

12 Oct 2016 description

Facts & Figures

Over 295 000 Burundian refugees in neighbouring countries since April 2015:

  • 157 700 in Tanzania
  • 81 500 in Rwanda
  • 28 500 in DRC
  • 28 200 in Uganda (as of 1st January 2015) (source: UNHCR)

61 000 internally displaced people in Burundi (source: IOM)

Burundi ranks 184th out of 187 in the UN’s Human Development Index

Child mortality: 104/1000 or 12th highest in the world (UNICEF)

27 Sep 2016 description

180.6 M required for 2016
79.6 M contributions received, representing 44% of requirements
101.0 M funding gap for the Burundi Situation

20 Sep 2016 description

180.6 M required for 2016
79.6 M contributions received, representing 44% of requirements
101.0 M funding gap for the Burundi Situation

15 Sep 2016 description

KEY FIGURES
296,739
New Burundian refugees in asylum countries since April 2015 as of 31 August 2016.

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

13 Sep 2016 description

Migration and displacement are key priorities for UNDP’s support for achieving the sustainable development agenda in the Great Lakes Region (GLR). In preparation for the 2016 UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants, this Discussion Paper presents UNDP’s role in promoting development approaches to forcibly displaced population groups in the GLR, including support to refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), host communities and communities of return.

09 Sep 2016 description

La population Burundaise s’estime à 10,8m people de personnes; selon le HCR au moins 268,000 refugiés ont fui vers la RD Congo, le Rwanda, la Tanzanie, l'Ouganda et la Zambie. La fermeture de cinq organes de presse privés en Mai a entrainé un manque d’information ou une information très limitée relative à la course aux élections présidentielles en Juillet à 2015.

09 Sep 2016 description
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Burundi has an estimated population of 10.8m people; UNHCR says least 268,000 refugees have fled to DR Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia (as of end June 2016) since President Pierre Nkurunziza announced running for a third term in April 2015. The limited or lack of information followed the shutdown of five private media houses in May in the run-up to presidential elections in July 2015.

18 Aug 2016 description

Durant le mois de juillet 2016 :

  • 512 demandeurs d'asile ont été reconnus le statut de réfugié, dont 17 par la procédure de statut dérivé.
  • 691 nouveaux demandeurs d’asile dont 641 en provenance de la RDC ont été enregistrés
  • 447 réfugiés ont été transférés vers le camp de Kavumu
  • 9 réfugiés ont bénéficié du programme de réinstallation.
  • Le chiffre des déplacés internes passe à 61,268 d’après la DTM (Matrice de suivi des Déplacements) de OIM du mois de juin 2016 dans les 7 provinces couvertes (Cibitoke, Kirundo, Makamba, Muyinga, Rumonge, …