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12 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The rate of refugee arrivals per day from both Burundi and DRC remained the same as last reporting period with influxes ranging between 250 and 776 per day. Lack of a fourth camp location continues to overstretch the three established camps.

  • Prevention and rapid response to cholera cases outside the camps has stemmed further spread.

  • Much needed school supplies have arrived and plans to hold national exams in the camps are underway.

SITUATION IN NUMBERS

09 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Total people in need: 2.4 million

Total children (<18) in need: 1.5 million

Total people to be reached in 2017: 1.5 million

Total children to be reached in 2017: 1 million

12 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• The number of Burundian refugees in Rwanda has increased to 81,834, with about 51,437 refugees living in Mahama Camp, making it the largest refugee camp in Rwanda.

• As a result of community mobilisation and the role of trained community health workers in the camp, the Ante-natal Care is increasing, 91 per cent of pregnant mothers received at least one ANC.

• Celebration of the world AIDS day has begun on 23 November 2016, with community mobilization activities and mobile voluntary counselling and testing.

05 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Arbitrary arrests and detentions of children continue to be documented. Advocacy by UNICEF and partners in October and November led to the release of 87 such children.

• Malaria remains a significant concern, with recorded cases in 2016 now approaching 7 million - twice as many as were recorded the year before.

• As part of UNICEF Burundi’s largest Back-to-School campaign ever, 2.6 million school going children received much-needed essential school materials in a context of increased financial hardship for families.

01 Dec 2016 description

Introduction

The Crisis Overview 2016: Humanitarian Trends and Risks for 2017, outlines the countries where needs are greatest, and growing, as we approach the end of 2016.

26 Oct 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The rate of Burundi refugee arrivals per day continues to increase with influxes between 173 per day to as high as 453 per day. In addition, DRC refugee arrivals have increased over the past couple of months to as high as 65 per day.

  • Schools have reopened after the annual break, but attendance is falling short of enrollment numbers, primarily due to shortage of school supplies and classrooms.

26 Oct 2016 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This report has been developed collectively with humanitarian partners in the region to inform preparedness and advocacy efforts to mitigate and manage humanitarian risk in the Horn of Africa and Great Lakes region. It presents a four-month trend analysis from June to September 2016 and a humanitarian outlook from October to December 2016. It is the fifth report in the series and updates the previous scenario report which was published in April 2016.

26 Oct 2016 description

Although the El Niño weather event has passed its impact continues to be felt in the region: food insecurity doubled from 12 million in August 2015 to 23.4 million today. Humanitarian partners are targeting 1.25 million children under five for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) this year, of which nearly 83 per cent are from Ethiopia, South Sudan, Sudan and Somalia. Violence and rising food insecurity in South Sudan and Burundi have displaced nearly 290,000 people (205,541 refugees and 84,459 internally displaced) in the last 3 months alone.

20 Oct 2016 description

The Revised Emergency Appeal has been adjusted and developed to incorporate the needs and reflect the current situation in Burundi. In order to meet these needs the revised appeal will change the Health and Care component to support BRCS with their cholera response and will reduce the number of people to be assisted to more accurately reflect the activities being implemented.

To enhance BRCS’s logistics capacity and ensure the emergency appeal achieves its objectives the appeal will be extended for an additional 6 months until March 2017.

17 Oct 2016 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 718,325 Swiss francs (reduced from 1,532,090 Swiss francs) to enable the IFRC to support the Burundi Red Cross Society (BRCS) to deliver assistance and support to some 15,750 people, with a focus on health, shelter and National Society capacity building to manage the response.

12 Oct 2016 description

Facts & Figures

Over 295 000 Burundian refugees in neighbouring countries since April 2015:

  • 157 700 in Tanzania
  • 81 500 in Rwanda
  • 28 500 in DRC
  • 28 200 in Uganda (as of 1st January 2015) (source: UNHCR)

61 000 internally displaced people in Burundi (source: IOM)

Burundi ranks 184th out of 187 in the UN’s Human Development Index

Child mortality: 104/1000 or 12th highest in the world (UNICEF)

08 Oct 2016 description

Cette note a été produite par le Bureau de Coordination des Affaires Humanitaires en collaboration avec les partenaires humanitaires. Elle couvre la période du 19/09/2016 au 10/10/2016.

Chiffres Clefs

1,1M Personnes affectées (Source HRP)

442 000 Personnes ciblées par les partenaires humanitaires

108 459 Déplacés internes estimés

303 952 Réfugiés dans les pays limitrophes

4,6M En insécurité alimentaire chronique et aiguë

5,5M Cas de malaria (janvier –septembre 2016)

Faits saillants

07 Oct 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

  • The number of Burundian refugees in Rwanda has increased to 81,775, with about 50,519 refugees living in Mahama camp, making it the largest refugee camp in Rwanda.

  • World Breastfeeding Week was celebrated in August. Orientation on the benefits of early and timely breastfeeding for community health workers and mother leaders was conducted.

04 Oct 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Key figures

  • 301,994 Refugees seeking asylum in neighboring countries (UNHCR, 27 September 2016)

  • 5,431,828 Reported malaria cases (MOH, 22 September 2016)

  • 285 Reported cases of cholera (MOH, 27 September 2016)

  • 38% unfunded UNICEF Burundi 2016 Humanitarian Action for Children (HAC) appeal: US$16.54m

15 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Refugee influxes per day have increased over the past two months from a daily average of less than 100 to as high as 400 per day during peak days over the last half of August.

  • School WASH interventions have accelerated with the decommissioning of full latrines in schools and construction of new latrines benefiting over 6,000 school children.

  • News of a cholera outbreak in Burundi has stepped up surveillance and prevention measures in the camps and at border points.

05 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

The UNICEF family in Burundi and beyond is deeply saddened by the loss of our dear colleague Jacques Roy, Country Representative of the WFP in Burundi. Jacques passed away suddenly on 31 August in Bujumbura of natural causes. Our deepest condolences to his family and the WFP team in Burundi.

Highlights

• Following advocacy by UNICEF and partners, the remaining nine students that had been held on charges of contempt of the head of state in the context of schoolbook vandalism, were released.

02 Sep 2016 description

Chiffres Clefs

1,1M Personnes affectées (Source HRP)

442 000 Personnes ciblées par les partenaires

108 459* Déplacés internes estimés

286 036 Réfugiés dans les pays limitrophes

4,6M En insécurité alimentaire chronique et aiguë

5M Cas de malaria (janvier-juillet 2016)

Faits saillants

  • Depuis la déclaration de l'épidémie, la courbe des tendances du choléra reste ascendante

  • La population fait face à une pénurie d’eau dans les zones atteintes du choléra

31 Aug 2016 description

Content

  • Introduction

  • Overview of Public Health Events in the WHO African Region

  • Yellow Fever outbreaks

    • Angola

    • DR Congo

  • Cholera outbreaks in the region

  • Rift Valley Fever outbreak in Niger

  • Humanitarian crisis

    • Nigeria

    • South Sudan

20 Aug 2016 description

L'épidémie de choléra sévit toujours dans les communes Muha et Kabezi depuis le 27 juillet 2016. A ce jour, 100 cas d'hospitalisation sont déjà enregistrés, même si 80 personnes sont rentrées guéries.;" Le petit Darcy de 4 ans fait le 100ème admis suite à cette maladie des mains sales qui a déjà fait une victime dans la commune Kabezi. Chaque jour, au moins 20 patients hospitalisés sont suivis à Kabezi.