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30 Apr 2016 description
report Peace Direct

April 29 2016: 12 months on from the beginning of a violent political crisis in Burundi, a group of local activists have expanded their project to monitor and respond to conflict. Kevin McCann reports on their work from a recent visit to Bujumbura.

Since protests began a year ago – and especially since an attempted coup nearly unseated President Pierre Nkurunziza in May 2015 – the situation in Burundi has steadily deteriorated.

26 Apr 2016 description

Ceci est un résumé des déclarations du porte-parole du HCR Leo Dobbs – à qui toute citation peut être attribuée – lors de la conférence de presse du 22 avril 2016 au Palais des Nations à Genève.

Un an après le début de crise au Burundi, quelque 260 000 personnes ont fui vers les pays voisins et des milliers d'autres pourraient les suivre d'ici la fin de l'année si aucune solution politique n'est trouvée et si rien n'est fait pour éviter que la situation ne dégénère en guerre civile.

25 Apr 2016 description


  • The protracted relief and recovery operation (PRRO) is facing serious resource shortfalls. Food assistance for assets and food for training activities have been suspended because of limited funding. WFP requires immediate contributions to meet the needs of vulnerable people in Burundi.

  • The current political instability, economic decline and El Nino-related flooding continues to have a significant impact on humanitarian needs within the country.

22 Apr 2016 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Leo Dobbs – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 22 April 2016, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

One year after the Burundi crisis began, almost 260,000 people have fled to nearby countries and thousands more could join them over the rest of the year unless a political solution is found and a descent into civil war averted.

22 Apr 2016 description
report UN News Service

22 April 2016 – One year after the crisis in Burundi began, the United Nations refugee agency today said that almost 260,000 people have fled the country, warning that the number could increase by thousands throughout the year – unless a political solution is found and a civil war averted.

According to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), “to date, 259,132 people have fled the country, and we are planning our humanitarian response based on a figure of some 330,000 refugees by year’s end.”

22 Apr 2016 description
report UN News Service

22 avril 2016 – Un an après le début de la crise au Burundi, près de 260.000 personnes ont fui vers les pays voisins et des milliers d'autres pourraient les rejoindre d'ici la fin de l'année si une solution politique n'est pas trouvée pour éviter une guerre civile, a déclaré vendredi le Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR).

15 Apr 2016 description
report Guardian

Attackers are entering refugee camps in Tanzania and other neighbouring countries to hunt down opponents and their relatives

By Emma Graham-Harrison in Nyarugusu

Teams of thugs are slipping out of Burundi and into refugee camps in neighbouring countries to launch murderous attacks on exiles, as government militias’ campaign of terror spills over the country’s borders, survivors say.

06 Apr 2016 description


253,451 Refugees Tanzania 132,489 Rwanda 75,551 Uganda 23,461 DRC 21,950

85,301 Internal Displaced Persons Socio-Political crisis 69,097 Due to Floods 16,204

3.6M Food Insecure People Severe 699,572 Moderate 2,922,991

150,000 Children under 5 with Acute Malnutrition Severe 50,000 Moderate 100,000

01 Apr 2016 description


  • Since the Secretary-General of the UN as well as the African Union High-level Delegation convened consultations with stakeholders involved in the crisis, little progress has been achieved in ensuring inclusive and transparent negotiations between members of the opposition and the Government.

24 Mar 2016 description


On 8 March 2016, OCHA and UNHCR jointly convened a donor and partner briefing to discuss the situation in Burundi and its impact on neighbouring countries. The agenda, presentations and list of participants are annexed to this Note.

Situation in Burundi

11 Mar 2016 description

The United States announces more than $31 million in additional life-saving humanitarian assistance for refugees from Burundi, Congolese refugees living in Burundi, and others in Burundi who are food insecure. This new funding brings the total U.S. humanitarian assistance for the regional response to the Burundi crisis to more than $86 million since the start of the crisis in 2015.

10 Mar 2016 description
report ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$ 2,151,000

Balanced Requested: US$ 2,151,000

Geneva, 10 March 2016

Dear Colleagues,

07 Mar 2016 description


La population du Burundi est de plus en plus affectée par l’impact néfaste de la crise politique qui a débuté en avril 2015, en particulier la violence qu’elle a générée et la détérioration du contexte socio-économique. Les besoins humanitaires sont visibles: environ 1,1 million de personnes nécessitent protection et une assistance humanitaire immédiates, y compris l’accès urgent aux services essentiels de base et à des moyens de subsistance.

04 Mar 2016 description

Continued insecurity disrupts access to food and income