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01 Feb 2016 description

Key Points

  • The total number of Burundian refugees has increased to 239,754, whereas IDPs are now estimated to be 25,081 in view of new data from Makamba and Kirundo, and a new assessment in Rutana.

  • New patterns of human rights violations have emerged, including cases of sexual violence, increased enforced disappearances and torture

  • Since April 2015, OHCHR reports 439 killings, 262 arbitrary arrests, and 263 cases of torture/ill-treatment.

27 Jan 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Total affected population: 280,000
Total affected children (under 18): 151,200
Total people to be reached in 2016: 165,120
Total children to be reached in 2016: 104,500

2016 programme targets

08 Jan 2016 description

Burundian refugees began arriving in asylum countries in advance of President Pierre Nkurunziza’s announcement in April that he would seek a third term in office, and refugee arrivals increased following a subsequent coup attempt. Another surge in displacement began in October as the violence continued and a series of high profile assassinations and assassination attempts occurred. IDP numbers are probably very underestimated — IOM has conducted surveys of IDPs in only 2 of 18 provinces since the conflict began.

06 Jan 2016 description
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Highlights

  • A total of 232,914 Burundian refugees and asylum-seekers have arrived in the neighbouring countries of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Republic of Tanzania, Rwanda, as well as Uganda and Zambia since April 2015.

  • The human rights situation remains worrying. The number of arbitrary arrests is on the rise since 11 December 2015, when attackers launched coordinated assaults on several military installations in Bujumbura.

22 Dec 2015 description

Theodore Mbazumutima

An eye witness account on the current displacement situation in Burundi where thousands of people are fleeing their homes due to political unrest.

19 Dec 2015 description
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Highlights

In Burundi, the security situation remains highly volatile. On 11 December, 87 people were killed in clashes between government forces and armed gunmen, who attacked three military sites in Bujumbura.

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17 Dec 2015 description

Bruxelles, le 17 décembre 2015

La Commission européenne a débloqué aujourd'hui une nouvelle aide humanitaire de 5 millions d’euros pour secourir le nombre croissant de Burundais affectés par l’instabilité régnant actuellement dans le pays.

16 Dec 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A total of 227,165 Burundian refugees and asylum-seekers have arrived in the neighbouring countries of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Republic of Tanzania, Rwanda, as well as Uganda and Zambia since April 2015.

03 Dec 2015 description

Key messages

  • Burundi’s president Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid for a third term in office, announced on 25 April 2015, was met with strong opposition, causing clashes with police and unrest. Controversial elections were held on the 21st of July with several incidents. Mr Nkurunziza was eventually elected for a 3rd term. Since then the situation has been fragile with attacks and killings taking place.

  • Up to date, around 220,000 individuals have fled Burundi and sought refuge in surrounding countries.

03 Dec 2015 description

Highlights

Food stocks are stretched and WFP requires immediate contributions to meet the needs of vulnerable people in Burundi as well as new arrivals and existing refugees in the four hosting countries. In particular, the Burundi operation risks critical pipeline breaks later this month.

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25 Nov 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A total of 221,375 Burundian refugees and asylum-seekers have arrived in the neighbouring countries of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Republic of Tanzania, Rwanda, as well as Uganda and Zambia since April 2015.

18 Nov 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Nairobi, le 18 novembre 2015 – Les enfants courent le risque d’être les plus durement touchés par l’escalade de la violence au Burundi, a alerté aujourd’hui l’UNICEF, en précisant que 17 enfants ont déjà été tués et de nombreux autres blessés à cause de cette crise.