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Burundi + 1 other
Hounded from home, raped Congolese woman seeks refugee in Burundi

BUJUMBURA, Burundi, August 27 (UNHCR) – Four months ago, Mama Monique* was dragged out of her home in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and raped by four armed men, who had just murdered her husband.

The crime was not carried out in some rural backwater, but in Goma, a city of several hundred thousand people and capital of North Kivu province. Yet nobody came to help her or offer condolences, instead neighbours shunned the 49-year-old Congolese businesswoman and acted as though she was to blame for the rape.

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No Justice Decade After Massacre

Prosecute Killers of Congolese Refugees at Gatumba

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Burundi + 7 others
Eastern Africa: Food Security Conditions (as of June 2014)

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Burundi + 1 other
Bujumbura : plus de 20 000 réfugiés congolais réclament de bonnes conditions de vie

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Plus de vingt mille réfugiés de la RDC vivant à Bujumbura (Burundi) sont descendus dans la rue vendredi 20 juin, à l’occasion de la célébration de la journée mondiale du réfugié. Ils réclament de bonnes conditions de vie de la part des gouvernements congolais et burundais.

« Nous avons des problèmes de soins médicaux. Nous n’avons pas de moyens. La vie au Burundi est dure », a affirmé un manifestant.

Ils se sont retrouvés en masse à la place du cinquantenaire de Bujumbura, scandant des chants, avec des calicots en mains.

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Burundi + 2 others
GIEWS Country Brief: Burundi 26-May-2014

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • In most cropping areas, adequate rains benefitted 2014B season crops with positive effects on yields

  • By mid-May, significant moisture deficits detected in parts of northern districts

  • Food security conditions improve also in areas where 2014A season crop production shortfalls occurred as ongoing 2014B harvest is replenishing stocks

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GIEWS Country Brief: Burundi 16-May-2014

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • In most cropping areas, adequate rains benefitted 2014B season crops with positive effects on yields

  • By early May, moisture deficits detected in parts of northern districts

  • Food security conditions improve also in areas where 2014A season crop production shortfalls occurred as ongoing 2014B harvest is replenishing stocks

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Burundi + 1 other
Au Burundi, une réfugiée et des citoyens survivent ensemble au danger

Bujumbura, Burundi, 22 avril (HCR) – Des inondations ont affecté une grande partie de la capitale burundaise en février 2014, touchant sans distinction les citoyens burundais et des milliers de réfugiés urbains, tout comme les personnes qui leur sont venues en aide.

« Je suis très reconnaissante à Cady qui a généreusement offert de me recevoir après ce qui s'est passé », dit Mama Furaha. « C'est Cady ma vraie famille maintenant, parce que c'est elle qui m'a vraiment aidée quand j'étais sur le point de mourir », ajoute-t-elle.

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Refugee and citizens share danger and generosity in Burundi

BUJUMBURA, Burundi, April 22 (UNHCR) – The flood waters that swept through the capital of Burundi this year did not distinguish between citizens of Burundi and the thousands of urban refugees living among them. Neither did those who came to their rescue.

"Cady is my true family now because she is the one who really helped me when I was about to die," says Mama Furaha, an 80-year-old Congolese refugee who survived the February floods with her three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, but lost most of her possessions.

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Burundi + 27 others
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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Burundi + 8 others
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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Burundi + 3 others
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 + 1 other
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 + 2 others
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 + 4 others
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 + 4 others
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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Burundi + 3 others
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).