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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)

29 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

Over 81,000 Burundians have fled into Tanzania since end April according to UNHCR reports dated July 26, bringing the total refugee population at Nyarugusu Refugee Camp to over 146,000 (51% female, 49% male). Sixty percent of the new Burundian influx are children. Refugees continue to be hosted in mass shelters and family tents at Nyarugusu Refugee Camp. An alternate location for the new refugees has not yet been announced.

27 Jul 2015 description

by Andrew Kruczkiewicz, Climate Centre, Kiteto district, Tanzania

“The rains are different now. Twenty years ago we could plan for harvests. We knew what to expect.” The words of Olendimama Olendimama, a 35-year-old farmer from Ndaleta – a small community in central Tanzania’s Kiteto district, south of Arusha.

Pointing to the sky, he wonders about prospects for the current rainy season, and hopes for a return to the more reliable weather patterns of yesteryear.

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.

24 Jul 2015 description
  • In Burundi, presidential elections took place on 21 July. Gunfire and grenades explosions were heard the night before and two deaths were reported. The results of the presidential elections should be released this Friday.

  • According to UNHCR, the total number of Burundian refugees in the region has reached 175 562 (71 158 in Rwanda, 79 871 in Tanzania, 13 368 in DRC and 11 165 in Uganda).

24 Jul 2015 description
report Save the Children

24th July 2015 - The number of separated, unaccompanied, and often traumatised, Burundian children arriving at the remote Nyarugusu refugee camp in western Tanzania is thought to have risen sharply from around 1,600 at the end of May, to more than 2,600 by 19th July.

24 Jul 2015 description

General Developments

Preliminary results following Burundi’s presidential elections on 21 July placed incumbent President Pierre Nkurunziza in the lead with 69 per cent of the votes.

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.