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21 Mar 2012 description

CHF 85,258 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support Burundi Red Cross in delivering immediate assistance to some 10,170 beneficiaries in six provinces affected by the cholera outbreak.

Summary: Since 13 August 2011, the Minister of Health declared cholera a disaster in Burundi. A total of six provinces were affected, including Bururi, Cibitoke, Bujumbura Town and Bujumbura Rural, as well as Bubanza and Makamba.

17 Oct 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund

BUJUMBURA, 14 octobre 2011 - A l'occasion de la 4ème édition de la Journée mondiale du lavage des mains au savon le 15 octobre, qui sera célébrée au Burundi le 14 octobre sur le thème « Lavage des mains au savon plusieurs fois par jour », l'UNICEF appelle le Gouvernement et ses partenaires à intensifier les efforts en vue de promouvoir ce geste simple et peu coûteux qui va sauver de nombreuses vies d'enfants ; cependant, il reste encore trop peu pratiqué au Burundi.

12 Oct 2011 description
report IRIN

DAKAR, 12 October 2011 (IRIN) - Three simultaneous cholera epidemics have affected 24 countries in West and Central Africa, with 85,000 infections and 2,466 deaths since the beginning of 2011, according to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

11 Oct 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund

DAKAR/GENEVA, 11 October 2011 – UNICEF is calling for a redoubling of efforts to combat cholera outbreaks that are claiming lives and affecting large numbers of people across West and Central Africa.

14 Sep 2011 description
report IRIN

BUJUMBURA, 14 September 2011 (IRIN) - Burundian health officials are battling to control a cholera outbreak that has killed 12 people and infected 600 others since August.

Although the epidemic is under control in some areas, health officials in the capital, Bujumbura, said a new area of infection had started at Nyanza Lac, Makamba province, where 80 new cases have been reported, 64 of whom are in hospital.

09 Sep 2011 description

CHF 85,258 has been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the National Society in delivering immediate assistance to some 10,170 beneficiaries in 5 provinces affected by the cholera outbreak. Un-earmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.

02 Sep 2011 description

A cholera epidemic prevails since the beginning of August 2011 in some communes of Bujumbura Mayorship, Bujumbura Rural, Bururi, Bubanza and Cibitoke provinces. Until the 24 of this month, 245 cases, including 7 dead people, have been recorded. Rumonge commune in Bururi province is the most affected, with a total of 73 cases including 15 internal patients.

02 Sep 2011 description

Une épidémie de choléra sévit depuis le début du mois d’Août 2011 dans quelques communes des provinces Bujumbura marie, Bujumbura Rural, Bururi, Bubanza et Cibitoke. Jusqu’au 24 courant, 245 cas, dont 7 morts, avaient été enregistrés. La commune Rumonge de la province Bururi est la plus touchée, avec un cumul de 73 cas dont 15 malades internes. Le choléra est devenu plutôt chronique dans les localités de la plaine de l’Imbo dont la plupart longe le lac Tanganyika et la rivière Rusizi. Même la capital Bujumbura qu’on croirait à l’abri n’est pas du tout épargnée.