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OFID’s Governing Board approves fresh funding in its 146th session - Funds to benefit over 30 countries worldwide

Vienna, Austria, March 18, 2014. Meeting in its 146th Session, the Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has approved financing of nearly US$264 million to boost socio-economic development in over 30 partner countries. Of the new commitments, over US$193m will support 10 public sector loans and nine grants. The bulk of the public sector funding will co-finance agriculture, transportation, education, energy, health and water supply and sanitation projects.

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Eastern Africa Humanitarian Bulletin, Issue 33 | 11 February - 7 March 2014

Humanitarian actors in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda continue to appeal for assistance in responding to reported outbreaks of measles, polio and meningitis.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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ACCORD support sustainability of peacebuilding projects in final African Peacebuilding Coordination Network Training in Juba

ACCORD's Peacebuilding Unit concluded its third African Peacebuilding Coordination Network (APCN) training in Juba, South Sudan. The training was a follow up to 20 peacebuilding projects that were developed by peacebuilding stakeholders during the first and second trainings that the Unit conducted in Liberia and Burundi. The third training in Juba focused on skills enhancements in the sustainability of projects developed by participants over a period of 5 months.

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Burundi UNHCR Fact Sheet January 2014

UNHCR operational highlights

  • The awareness campaign on the multi-year resettlement operation of Congolese refugees took place from January 22 to 28 in several communes of Bujumbura. The aim was to give all the information on this operation and to raise awareness about responsible behavior from refugees to enable the operation to be run efficiently. The campaign has reached nearly 3,000 people on 20,000 urban refugees.

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GIEWS Country Brief: Burundi 11-February-2014

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Cereal output from the 2014 “A season” crops is set at a slightly below average level

  • Maize and cassava prices eased in December

  • Food security conditions expected to deteriorate in the areas where crop production shortfalls occurred 2014

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Burundi UNHCR Fact Sheet novembre 2013

Faits marquants

  • La vérification des demandeurs d’asile en milieu urbain qui a débuté le 28 octobre a pris fin le 29 novembre 2013. Le chiffre des demandeurs d’asile urbains vérifiés est de 983 familles de 3 764 personnes, soit une diminution de 40 %.

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Burundi UNHCR Fact Sheet November 2013

UNHCR operational highlights

  • The verification of asylum seekers living in urban areas which began October 28, ended November 29, 2013. The figure of verified urban refugees stands now to 983 families of 3,764 persons, ie. a decrease of 40% compared to the number of registered urban asylum seekers as of October 2013.

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Burundi UNHCR Fact Sheet octobre 2013

Faits marquants

• La deuxième réunion de la Commission Tripartite sur le rapatriement volontaire des 13 000 réfugiés Burundais vivant en Ouganda s'est tenue à Bujumbura du 6 au 8 novembre 2013, pour fixer les modalités pratiques de leur retour dès janvier 2014.

• Une liste de 20 sites accueillant des personnes déplacées internes au Burundi a été remise au HCR par le Ministère de la Solidarité pour initier le processus de retour volontaire et autres solutions durables.

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Burundi UNHCR Fact Sheet October 2013

UNHCR operational highlights

• The second meeting of the Tripartite Commission on the voluntary repatriation of 13,000 Burundian refugees living in Uganda was held in Bujumbura from 6 to 8 November 2013 to set practical modalities for their return starting with January 2014.

• A list of 20 sites hosting internally displaced persons in Burundi was handed over to UNHCR by the Ministry of National Solidarity, Human rights and Gender to initiate the voluntary return process and sustainable solutions.

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UNHCR Burundi - Fact Sheet, Août 2013

Faits marquants de l’UNHCR

• 1 687 demandeurs d’asile congolais ont été enregistrés durant le mois d’août portant à 5 745 le nombre de demandeurs d’asile congolais enregistrés depuis le début de cette année 2013 (contre 3 489 personnes pour la même période en 2012).

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ACCORD supports development of peacebuilding projects in post-conflict countries

ACCORD has provided support to the development of peacebuilding projects with 18 represented participants from four focus countries, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia and South Sudan, through a five day training held in Bujumbura, Burundi from 2-6 September 2013. This was the second training of a three-part training series under the African Peacebuilding Coordination Network (APCN), aiding participants in the development and utilisation of peacebuilding planning skills which will be used in the development of peacebuilding projects.

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Burundi opens probe into ex-rebel over massacre

09/12/2013 14:59 GMT

BUJUMBURA, September 12, 2013 (AFP) - Prosecutors in Burundi announced Thursday they had opened a formal probe into an ex-rebel chief accused of involvement in the massacre of refugees nine years ago.

Refugees in Burundi had lodged a complaint against Agathon Rwasa, who they say ordered a 2004 refugee camp massacre of some 160 Congolese Tutsis in Gatumba, to the west of the Burundi capital Bujumbura.

Rwasa, 49, once headed the National Liberation Forces (FNL), a guerrilla force that has since become a political party.

Agence France-Presse:

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East African agriculture and climate change: A comprehensive analysis

Agriculture is essential to the economies of East African countries. Climate change, with its effects on temperature and precipitation, threatens this important economic activity.

International Food Policy Research Institute:

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UNHCR Burundi - Fact Sheet, August 2013

UNHCR operational highlights

• 1,687 Congolese asylum-seekers were registered in Burundi in August 2013, bringing the total number of Congolese asylum seekers registered since the beginning of 2013 to 5,745 individuals (they were 3,489 persons at the same period in 2012).

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Influx from the DRC to Burundi, UNHCR Emergency Update #3, 25 - 26 August 2013

Highlights

  • Cishemere Transit center population as of 26 August is 415.
  • 136 new asylum seekers were registered between 23 and 26 August 2013.
  • Since the 01 August 2013, a total of 1347 DRC asylum seekers arrived at Cishemere Transit camp.
  • 64% of the new arrivals are children and 68% are women.
  • Four households of 21 asylum seekers spontaneouly returned to the DRC from Cishemere Transit Center.
  • A second transfer to Kavumu was organized on 26 August, for 357 persons.
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Le HCR condamne le meurtre de civils dans l'est de la RDC ; nouveaux déplacements vers le Burundi

Ceci est un résumé des déclarations du porte-parole du HCR Adrian Edwards – à qui toute citation peut être attribuée – lors de la conférence de presse du 27 août 2013 au Palais des Nations à Genève.

Le HCR et d'autres agences sœurs des Nations Unies déplorent le meurtre de civils durant les combats ce week-end entre l'armée congolaise et le groupe M23 autour de Goma, la capitale du Nord-Kivu dans l'est de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC).

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UNHCR Burundi - Afflux des demandeurs d'asile congolais dans la province de Cibitoke (23 Aout 2013)

Faits majeurs

Depuis le 16 aout, un afflux de congolais a été observé dans la province de Cibitoke au Burundi. Les personnes interrogées disent fuir le conflit qui oppose les forces gouvernementales (FARDC) aux rebelles Mayi-Mayi et au M23 dans le Sud- Kivu. Ces populations rapportent des tueries par armes à feux et armes blanches des rebelles et des bavures des FARDC pendant la répression.

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Influx from the DRC to Burundi, UNHCR Emergency Update #2, 22 - 23 August 2013

Highlights

• Population of Cishemere Transit center as of 21 August is 1,060 inividuals, including 131 men, 281 women, 359 girls and 380 boys.

• The average of 150 arrivals per day is now decreasing. On 23 August, only 60 asylum seekers were registered.

• On 21/8/2013, a registration exercise was done for 100 households of 322 individuals. They were interviewed by the immigration police (PAFE) and by ONPRA.