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01 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

HUMANITARIAN AID AND THE SWISS HUMANITARIAN AID UNIT

Emergency aid and reconstruction measures supported by Switzerland directly benefit around three and a half million people a year.
Given their scale and tragic consequences, Swiss Humanitarian Aid has focused its attention on the conflicts in Syria and Iraq, South Sudan and the Central African Republic, and the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. (p. 8)

TECHNICAL COOPERATION AND FINANCIAL AID FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

01 Jul 2016 description

This weekly report is produced by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) as part of the United Nations Country Management Team (UNCMT) response to the influx of Burundian and Congolese refugees from Burundi. The report covers the period from June 20 to 26, 2016. The next report will be issued on July 04, 2016.

Highlights

01 Jul 2016 description

Assisted Voluntary Returns Peaked at 70,000 in 2015: IOM

Switzerland - IOM assisted 69,540 migrants from 97 host and/or transit countries and 156 countries of origin in 2015, as part of its Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) programmes, according to the newly-released AVRR 2015 Key Highlights report.

30 Jun 2016 description

180.6 M required for 2016
50.7 M contributions received, representing 28% of requirements
129.9 M funding gap for the Burundi Situation

29 Jun 2016 description

Staple Food Markets in East Africa: White maize is the main staple grain consumed in Tanzania, Kenya, and Ethiopia. In Uganda, white maize is grown mainly as a commercial crop for export in the region. Imported rice is a major staple for Djibouti and Somalia, which mainly consume belem—the imported red rice. Tanzania is also a major producer and source of rice in the region while Kenya and Uganda are minor producers. Both red and white sorghum are produced and consumed in the region.

29 Jun 2016 description

Maize is the main staple crop in Tanzania. Rice and beans are also very important, the latter constituting the main source of protein for most low- and middleincome households. Dar es Salaam is the main consumer market in the country. Arusha is another important market and is linked with Kenya in the north. Dodoma represents the central region of the country, a semi-arid, deficit area. Mtwara sits in a south coastal deficit area while Songea and Mbeya represent the southern highlands. Tanga is also a coastal town in the north, with trade connections with Kenya.

28 Jun 2016 description

New report on BRICS investments in African agriculture

A major new report released by the Pan-African organization ACORD finds that Africa’s small holder farmers are not benefiting enough from the increasing Chinese, Brazilian and Indian investment in African agriculture. The technology being promoted in Africa – such as irrigation equipment and tractors - tends to be more suited to Chinese, Brazilian and Indian agribusiness interests than to Africa’s smallholder farmers.

27 Jun 2016 description

Disease epidemics result in substantial ill health and loss of lives and therefore pose a threat to global health security, undermine socio-economic lives and destabilize societies.

24 Jun 2016 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Women and girls among displaced people remain at high risk of GBV in the region.

  • Conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) is the most prevalent form of GBV in humanitarian settings in eastern Africa.

  • Child marriage, rape and physical abuse are the common forms of GBV in stable environments, including southern Africa.

  • Regional WHS Commitments on gender call for end to financing gender blind programming.

24 Jun 2016 description

Significant improvements in food security, likely to reverse in the northeast during the lean season

KEY MESSAGES

  • Marked improvements in household food security in broad areas of Tanzania due to above-average food production has resulted in Minimal (IPC Phase 1) acute food insecurity. However, food security is likely to deteriorate early in northeastern bimodal areas in Arusha, Kilimanjaro, Manyara, and Tanga regions as the July Masika harvest is expected to be below average due to 20 to 50 percent lower rainfall between March to May.

24 Jun 2016 description

The current Burundi refugee situation in Tanzania began late April 2015. The months that followed saw significantly high number of persons of concern arrivng in Tanzania, mainly through Kagunga, a tiny border village along Lake Tanganyika and other entry points in Kigoma region. The population was relocated to Nyarugusu camp, which was already host to 65,000 persons of concern, mainly DR Congolese. The camp quickly ran out of capacity to host the new population, prompting the opening of a new camp, Nduta, in Kibondo district on 07-Oct-2015. Nduta's capacity has been put at 60,000.

23 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP Country Director, Richard Ragan, held a live Twitter chat with the public on WFP’s role in assisting to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 2 (End Hunger).

Operational Updates

22 Jun 2016 description

WFP works with a wide range of national and local first responders, including community based organizations, NGOs, Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies. 75 percent of WFP’s food assistance is delivered together with NGOs. Around 800 of WFP’s more than 1,000 NGO partners are national and local NGOs. These organizations are often the first to respond to crises and remain in the communities they serve before, after and during emergencies.

22 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • Over 140,000 Burundian refugees have crossed over into Tanzania since April 2015. Combined with a preinflux population of 65,000, the total refugee population stands at over 205,000.

  • Current number of new arrivals entering into Tanzania averages less than 100 persons per day.

In Numbers

205,448 people affected

1 region affected (Kigoma)

205,448 people displaced

22 Jun 2016 description

Au 31 mai 2016 , la population sous mandat de l’UNHCR Burundi est de 82,215 personnes.

Durant le mois sous revue :

  • 312 demandeurs d'asile ont été reconnus au statut de réfugié dont 9 par la procédure de statut dérivé.

  • 360 demandeurs d’asile dont 311 en provenance de la RDC ont été enregistrés

  • 496 demandeurs d’asile ont été désactivés de la base de données, suite à leur manquement aux rendez-vous de DSR

  • 150 réfugiés ont été transférés vers le camp de Kavumu

22 Jun 2016 description

Tanzania - For 14 months – since April 2015 – political instability in Burundi has led to tens of thousands of Burundians, and other Third Country Nationals (TCNs) residing there, to flee the country and seek refuge in neighboring countries.

Over 140,000 asylum seekers and refugees have sought haven in Tanzania since the start of this crisis. These individuals have been provided with safe and dignified transportation and relocation assistance by IOM Tanzania as the lead agency of the transportation sector within the United Nations Country Management Team.