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04 Aug 2015 description

Water Missions International is responding to the urgent need for safe water as Burundi refugees flee from political unrest and conflict into displacement camps in Tanzania. Built in 1997, the Nyarugusu refugee camp, located in western Tanzania, was designed to host a maximum of 50,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is currently serving as home to 81,000 Burundian refugees in addition to the 62,000 Congolese refugees. With growing political unrest, an additional 70,000 refugees are expected over the coming days.

30 Jul 2015 description

Bruxelles/Nairobi, 30 juillet 2015 - La Commission européenne mobilise 4,5 millions d’euros d'aide humanitaire pour venir en aide au nombre croissant de réfugiés ayant fui le Burundi vers les pays voisins. On estime que plus de 175 000 personnes, dont une majorité de femmes et d'enfants, auraient déjà quitté le pays.

29 Jul 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Key figures

58 Children detained on charges of “involvement in armed groups” following fighting in Kayanza province (UNICEF, 28 July)

14 Children sentenced to 2 years’ imprisonment on charges of “involvement in armed groups” (UNICEF, 28 July)

Over 177,000 Seeking asylum in neighbouring countries (UNHCR, 28 July)

1 New cholera case in Burundi since last reporting period, bringing the total to 181 confirmed cases (Ministry of Health, 28 July)

27 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

The situation in Burundi remains volatile after Presidential elections were held on 21 July. The mission of the East African Community’s (EAC) lead mediator, President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda and that of his Defense Minister, Crispus Kiyonga, did not yield concrete results before elections. There remain continued reports of heavy military presence in Bujumbura as well as tight security outside of the capital as the country awaits election results.

23 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

· Refugees from Burundi continue to cross the borders into neighboring countries. Since the beginning of April, more than 175,000 Burundians have arrived in the DRC, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.

· 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 countries. In particular, the Rwanda operation faces a pipeline break starting in October.

21 Jul 2015 description
report Christian Aid

Christian Aid is continuing to provide relief to Burundians affected by political turmoil, economic pressures and instances of violence triggered by the country’s disputed presidential polls, which are taking place today (21 July).

Weeks of instability in the country have left tens of thousands of people displaced, having fled their homes – particularly within the capital Bujumbura – to neighbouring nations or to other parts of Burundi.

20 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

· Around 380 mt of food were distributed to about 5,500 beneficiaries in Kabonga-Nyanza-lac (Makamba) and distributions continue in Kirundo and Bujumbura Mairie.

· Around 100,000 people (20,000 households) require food assistance of the 270,000 affected by the current crisis. In Kirundo, 23,439 beneficiaries (3,780 children 6-23 months and 3,500 PLW for MAM prevention, and 15,046 children under 5 and 1,113 PLW for treatment of MAM) are targeted by the nutritional interventions due to begin early in August.

16 Jul 2015 description

General Developments

Media reports indicate that in a meeting with the Government of Burundi and opposition in Bujumbura on 14 July, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, appointed by the East African Community (EAC) to facilitate dialogue, urged Burundi leaders to strive for unity. He added that sectarianism is a threat to development.

16 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

  • Refugees from Burundi continue to cross the borders into the DRC, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. Persistent fear and uncertainties ahead of the presidential elections now scheduled for 21 July, may result in an upsurge in the number of people fleeing the country to seek refuge in neighbouring countries.

  • Without new contributions, operations risk critical pipeline breaks, in particular the Rwanda refugee operation starting in October.

16 Jul 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • A majority refugees fleeing Burundi to neighboring countries are women and children in urgent need of protection and humanitarian assistance.

  • Child Protection concern continue to increase, a total of 8 children have died directly as a result of the ongoing violence that erupted in April.