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29 May 2015 description
report Caritas

Caritas aide actuellement des milliers de réfugiés qui fuient les massacres clandestins et la violence politique dans la petite nation de l’Est de l’Afrique, le Burundi. Déclenchée par la demande de réélection du Président, la crise s’est répandue dans plusieurs régions du pays, avec des milices menaçant les familles et tuant les opposants. Le département des réfugiés des Nations Unies estime que plus de 70 000 Burundais ont fui leurs foyers pour s’installer dans les pays voisins.

29 May 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The past weeks of civil unrest, mainly in the capital, and ensuing response by the security forces have raised serious concerns regarding child rights violations. Continued presence of children in political demonstrations has led to another death of a child (making the confirmed total of child deaths 5), as well as injuries by gunfire and teargas.

  • On the Burundi side of the border there are 52 confirmed cholera cases in the province of Makamba and 10 suspected cases in the province of Rutana with in total 5 deaths.

28 May 2015 description
report Caritas

Caritas is helping thousands of refugees who are fleeing clandestine killings and political violence in the small east African nation of Burundi. Sparked by a presidential bid for reelection, the crisis has spread to many areas of the country, with roving military bands threatening families and killing opponents. The United Nations’ refugee department estimates that over 70,000 of Burundi’s people have fled their homes for nearby countries. Many refugees left with nothing.

28 May 2015 description

The reports are the product of longitudinal assessments of the management of elections in Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, with particular emphasis on each country’s EMB. They analyse the development of each country’s EMB over time, evaluating its strength and performance based on indices that are comparable to other similar bodies in the region. The studies provide an important context within which to review the evolution of EMBs in ongoing discussions about transforming the state through constitutional and legal reform.

28 May 2015 description

Highlights

Tanzania

-The mass evacuation of Burundian refugees from Kagunga was completed on 26 May. UNHCR is in close contact with Immigration officials to ensure that any new arrivals are reported and evacuated rapidly.

27 May 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

BUJUMBURA, Burundi / NAIROBI, Kenya, 27 May 2015 – UNICEF said today it is extremely concerned by evidence of the continued presence of children amidst violent confrontations in Burundi. This situation has led to the death of yet another child in a shooting Monday and the injury of a child struck by a bullet yesterday.

27 May 2015 description

Jenelle Eli, American Red Cross

Not far from the border with Burundi, a team of Rwandan Red Cross volunteers is peeling potatoes and searching for firewood. They are waiting to welcome another group of refugees from Burundi as they cross into Rwanda at the Mamba entry point, the first stop for families in search of safety.

27 May 2015 description
report Caritas

Kigali, mercredi 27 mai 2015: la Caritas Rwanda a remis, au camp des réfugiés burundais de Mahama, le premier lot de l’assistance non alimentaire collectée ces deux dernières semaines dans les paroisses catholiques du Rwanda. Cette assistance, composée essentiellement d’habits pour diverses catégories d’âges, de savons, de couvertures et de jerrycans ainsi que 16 935 serviettes d’hygiène féminine fournies par la Caritas Rwanda, est évaluée à 50 904 030 frw, soit 70 700 USD.

27 May 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Kigali, 23 May 2015 – More than 10,000 children who fled their homes in Burundi to find safety in neighbouring Rwanda are to be immunised against polio and measles to prevent outbreaks of the deadly diseases among both refugee populations and the communities hosting them.

26 May 2015 description

Highlights

  • The cholera situation remains critical although there is positive progress with no deaths reported since 21 May (see also http://goo.gl/IGfPJO)

26 May 2015 description

Current Conditions: Regional Highlight

• Minimal food insecurity (IPC Phase 1) in parts of Sudan, western & central Ethiopia, agricultural areas of Uganda, western Kenya, southwest South Sudan, northern Somalia, Rwanda and Burundi but stressed (IPC Phase 2) in most pastoral areas;

• Crisis and emergency food insecurity remains a concern mostly in DRC, CAR and conflict-affected states of South Sudan, parts of NE Kenya, NE Ethiopia, some districts in Karamoja, Darfur in Sudan, IDP sites in Somalia;

26 May 2015 description
report Radio Okapi

Une vive tension a été constatée lundi 25 mai dans le camp de transit des rebelles rwandais des Forces démocratiques pour la libération du Rwanda (FDLR) à Kanyabayonga au Nord-Kivu. Selon des sources locales, l’agitation est partie de l’incompréhension entre la délégation du programme de démobilisation DDR3 des FARDC venue de Goma et les ex-combattants rwandais.

La délégation aurait voulu amener avec elle deux ex-officiers FDLR, pour des raisons que notre source n’a pas révélées. Ce qui a fait soulever d’autres combattants qui attendent leur démobilisation.

25 May 2015 description
report Radio Okapi

Le gouvernement congolais a rouvert lundi 25 mai le bureau d’enregistrement biométrique des réfugiés rwandais, à Lubumbashi, chef-lieu du Katanga. Clôturée depuis le 16 avril dernier, l’opération d’enregistrement biométrique de ces réfugiés a été relancée avec l’appui du HCR et vise 400 réfugiés rwandais vivant sur le sol congolais.