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30 May 2016 description

Asha Goa was born with a severe disability that affected her ability to work, but with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development under Feed the Future, she was able to create a successful business and carve a path to financial independence. Raised in Kilombero district, the only source of income Goa had was the 25 cents she received weekly from family and friends. That changed in 2014, when Goa joined a Feed the Future-supported Savings and Internal Lending Community, or SILC group.

30 May 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

262,505 New Burundian refugees in asylum countries since April 2015 as of 30 April 2016.

FUNDING

USD 175.1 million requested for the situation through UNHCR's Supplementary Appeal (January-December 2016)

PRIORITIES

Tanzania: Operationalize the second borehole in Mtendeli camp to resume relocation and decongest Nyarugusu camp

Rwanda: Complete the construction of 470 semi-permanent shelters in Mahama camp

DRC: Replace plastic sheeting in all semi-durable shelters in Lusenda camp

30 May 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.

27 May 2016 description

Reduced rainfall expected to alleviate flooding concerns in the Shabelle River basin

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Despite more favorable rainfall along the coast during the last week, low and poorly-distributed rainfall during April and May has led to moderate moisture deficits over Liberia, portions of eastern Guinea Conakry, Cote d’Ivoire, and western Ghana.

27 May 2016 description

Household staple foods remain tight during the current harvest period

Key Messages

26 May 2016 description
report Caritas

By Caritas Internationalis

The president and secretary general of Caritas Burundi are travelling to Tanzania to show solidarity with Burundian refugees who have fled there.

Concern is growing as refugees continue to arrive in Tanzania, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the violence in Burundi itself, provoked by a political crisis, is not abating.

Abbé Jean Bosco Nintunze, the secretary general of Caritas Burundi, says a delegation will visit the refugee camps of Nyarugusu and Nduta as guests of Caritas Kigoma.

26 May 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.

25 May 2016 description

The Great Lakes Region highlights the interconnected nature of conflict. This is particularly true for the four focus countries of the Great Lakes Project (GLP), namely Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda and Uganda. This interconnectedness forms the basis of the GLP’s regional approach.

Introduction

25 May 2016 description
  1. Executive Summary

This Annual Evaluation Report provides an overview of evaluation in the Department for International Development (DFID) for 2015.
The report summarises DFID’s evaluation activities in 2015 and highlights progress against the Evaluation Strategy.

24 May 2016 description

Highlights

  • Burundian refugees continue to arrive into Tanzania.
    According to UNHCR, the total population of new Burundian refugees in Tanzania is over 137,000, bringing the combined Congolese and Burundian refugee population in Tanzania to over 200,000.

  • UNESCO and WFP, in partnership with XPRIZE and the Government of Tanzania, officially launched the XPRIZE Global Learning competition in Tanzania.

24 May 2016 description

BUJUMBURA/GENEVA (24 May 2016) – The United Nations Independent Investigation in Burundi, which was set up to investigate human rights violations in the country since April 2015, has completed the deployment of a team of human rights monitors on the ground.

24 May 2016 description

Highlights

Almost 139,000 Burundian refugees have crossed over into Tanzania since April 2015. Combined with a pre-influx population of about 65,000, the total refugee population stands at over 203,000.

The average arrival rate in April was 113 individuals per day. All new arrivals are transported to Mtendeli Refugee

Situation Update

23 May 2016 description

Food insecurity anticipated to ease significantly, following upcoming favorable harvests

Key Messages