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09 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Total people in need: 432,430

Total children (<18) in need: 244,560

Total people to be reached in 2017: 352,820

Total children to be reached in 2017: 225,450

30 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

The cycle of violence and unrest that Burundi has been experiencing since April 2015 has become protracted. An estimated 110,000 people are displaced and 325,000 have fled to neighbouring countries.1 Communities are experiencing the erosion of coping mechanisms, with chronically high levels of food and nutrition insecurity, as well as recurring flooding and displacement. The protection crisis is disproportionately affecting children, who make up approximately half of Burundi’s population.

09 Nov 2016 description

INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND

Tanzania has been a consistent and generous host to millions of refugees over the years. The country has supported UNHCR and partners in all three durable solutions - from voluntary repatriation to countries of origin, resettlement to other countries willing to share the burden of displacement, to the unprecedented gift of citizenship for almost 200,000 former 1972 Burundian refugees. The test of time did not weaken the generosity; when the ongoing political tension in Burundi caused thousands of Burundians to flee to Tanzania.

26 Sep 2016 description

Contents

433 Cholera, 2015

Sommaire

433 Choléra, 2015

Cholera, 2015

23 Aug 2016 description

This issue focuses on the Yellow fever, Cholera, Zika Virus Disease and Chikungunya outbreaks.

During the period under review, there have been protracted urban Yellow Fever (YF) outbreaks in Angola that have spread to the neighboring DR Congo and there have been exported cases to China and Kenya. Another outbreak of Yellow Fever was reported in Uganda but was not epidemiologically linked to the Angola or DR Congo outbreaks. The Uganda YF outbreak was rapidly and effectively contained.

12 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • 51 Water User Committees were formed in Maaji, Ayilo II, Olua I & II and Oliji settlements to improve operation & maintenance of water points serving a total of 27,387 people, mostly refugees from South Sudan in June, 2016.

  • Over 5,200 children were immunized against Polio and Measles in Rhino Camp Refugee settlement, Arua District in June 2016.

11 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • During the last six months, UNICEF, OHCHR and partners conducted close monitoring of child rights violations and undertook advocacy on behalf of arbitrarily arrested children, leading to the successful release of 67 children.

  • In the context of expulsions and detentions of schoolchildren for vandalism of schoolbooks, UNICEF and partners successfully advocated for the release of 6 children from Muramvya prison and provided legal assistance for 9 additional children in Ruyigi.

10 Jul 2016 description

This issue focuses on the protracted Yellow fever outbreak in Angola and the DR Congo , the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) survivor monitoring, the protracted Cholera outbreaks in several countries, the Chikungunya out-break in Kenya and an outbreak in South Sudan that is still under investigation.

The protracted urban Yellow Fever (YF) outbreak in Angola has spread to the neighboring DR Congo and cases have been exported to China and Kenya.

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.

10 Jun 2016 description
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Contents

297 Epidemic focus:
Cholera

298 Pneumococcal meningitis outbreaks in sub-Saharan Africa

302 Influenza vaccine response during the start of a pandemic report of a WHO informal consultation held in Geneva,
Switzerland 29 June – 1 July 2015

Sommaire

297 Gros plan sur les épidémies:
Choléra

298 Flambées de méningite à pneumocoque en Afrique subsaharienne

08 Jun 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Go Back to School (GBS) campaigns have started in the eight sub counties of Arua and seven sub counties of Adjumani in preparation for second term which starts early June 2016.

  • UNICEF supported the installation of six solar suitcases in six health facilities in transit as well as refugee settlements in Isingiro district to provide sufficient lighting in the operation theatre, delivery rooms and maternity wards.

06 Jun 2016 description

This issue focuses on the ongoing Yellow fever , Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), Cholera, Zika outbreaks and the health consequences of El Niño.

There has been re-emergence of urban Yellow Fever (YF) outbreaks in Angola that have spread to the neighboring DR Congo and some cases have been exported to China and Kenya. Another outbreak of Yellow Fever has been reported in Uganda but it is not epidemiologically linked to the Angola or DR Congo outbreaks. Instead it is linked to a YF outbreak that occurred in Northern Uganda in 2010.

02 Jun 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Successful advocacy by UNICEF and partners led to the transfer of 60 boys detained and held in adult prisons throughout the country to reeducation centers for children in Rumonge and Ruyigi.

• 31 children accused of participation in armed groups last year completed a 3-month vocational training programme and received kits to facilitate their community reintegration.

02 Jun 2016 description

Key Messages

An extensive regional scale crop failure is expected in Southern Africa following an extremely dry cropping season. Consequently, the current regional cereal deficit of 7.9 million tonnes will increase steeply and unprecedented food price movements will continue through to the next harvest season. This will aggravate the food and nutrition security, health and HIV situation in the region.

01 Jun 2016 description

Facts & Figures

  • Over 262,000 Burundian refugees fled to neighbouring countries since April 2015 (UNHCR)

  • Number of new Burundian refugees in Tanzania since 1st April – 138,440 (UNHCR)

  • Number of new Burundian refugees in Rwanda since 1st April – 77,678 (UNHCR)

  • Number of new Burundian rsehfuogrteaegsein DRC since 1st April – 22,905)

  • Number of new Burundian refugees in Uganda since 1st January –23,773 (UNHCR)

  • Number of internally displaced in Burundi – 41,752

31 May 2016 description

Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action: The Revised Emergency Appeal seeks an extension to the end of July 2016 for the appeal to be a total of 9 months instead of the original 6 months, in order to ensure that all the activities are completed. Delay in implementation is attributed to the fact that the geographical areas that need to be covered are vast, causing a time lag in the implementation of various activities.

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