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01 Sep 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A total of 193,357 Burundian refugees and asylum-seekers have arrived in the neighbouring countries of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Republic of Tanzania, Rwanda, as well as Uganda and Zambia since April 2015. The situation in Burundi remains volatile with continued incidents of sporadic violence in the country.

01 Sep 2015 description

REGIONAL SITUATION ANALYSIS

In the month of July, new CAR refugees have been registered in Cameroon and the Republic of the Congo (RoC), amounting to a total of 468,511. At the same time, the situation of internal displacement has seen a decrease in the number of IDPs (368,8591).

27 Aug 2015 description

Highlights

  • Because of ongoing political unrest in Burundi, thousands are fleeing into neighbouring countries.

  • As of 26 August approximately 15,500 Burundian refugees have been registered in DRC whereby the majority are situated in South Kivu. Approximately 680 are in Katanga province, and just over 230 are in Maniema province.

Situation Update

25 Aug 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • On 20 August, Pierre Nkurunziza was sworn in for a third term as Burundi’s president. During the ceremony, President Nkurunziza called on fellow Burundians who have fled the country to return home and to join in the “building of their nation”. President Nkurunziza also urged for an end to violence that has persisted since his announcement to run for a third term in April.

24 Aug 2015 description

Thousands of refugees continue to flee violence and civil unrest in Burundi, since the beginning of April. The inflow of refugees was first witnessed in Republic of Rwanda and, from the end of April/May onwards, increasingly to the United Republic of Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Uganda. Inexorably, the outflow of Burundians to neighbouring countries has dramatically increased. On April 22, UNHCR declared a Level 1 emergency and on May 11, in response to the worsening situation, a Level 2 emergency was declare d and a Regional Refugee Coordinator was appointed.

21 Aug 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • On 14 August, the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon appointed Mr. Parfait Onanga-Anyanga of Gabon as the Acting Special Representative for the Central African Republic and Head of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA).
    His appointment follows the resignation of Lieutenant General Babacar Gaye on 12 August.

20 Aug 2015 description

Press release | Published: 2015-08-19

'World Humanitarian Day is an important reminder that we are living in dramatic times. The world is experiencing large-scale humanitarian crises, and 60 million people have been forced to flee from their homes. Today, I am pleased to announce that Norway will provide a further NOK 50 million for Yemen and a number of forgotten crises,' Foreign Minister Børge Brende said.

20 Aug 2015 description

Highlights

  • Because of ongoing political unrest in Burundi, thousands are fleeing into neighbouring countries.

  • As of 17 August 14,721 Burundian refugees have been registered in DRC whereby the majority are situated in South Kivu. Approximately 680 are in Katanga province, and just over 230 are in Maniema province.

Situation Update

18 Aug 2015 description

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Tuesday 8/18/2015 - 19:55 GMT

Some $2 million in international funding will go to help victims of the conflict between rival Pygmy and Bantu fighters that has forced thousands from their homes in the southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN said Tuesday.

The money will allow the United Nations and NGOs to provide emergency shelters, food and essential household items to over 60,000 people affected by the crisis, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

18 Aug 2015 description

(Kinshasa, 18 août 2015) : Le Coordonnateur humanitaire en République Démocratique du Congo, Mamadou Diallo, vient d’allouer, à travers, le Fonds Commun, 2 million USD pour répondre aux besoins humanitaires pressants nés du conflit entre les communautés Luba et Twa du Katanga, entraînant d’importants déplacements de personnes, des destructions des moyens de subsistance et autres violations des droits de l’homme. Le Fonds Commun Humanitaire, établi en 2006 et géré depuis Kinshasa, est un mécanisme de financement humanitaire multi-donateurs.

18 Aug 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • On 16 August, the African Union (AU) warned that the crisis in Burundi risks “spiralling into a catastrophe” for the country and the wider region, this after the killing of another senior military official. Ms. Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini-Zuma, Chairperson of the AU Commission insisted again on “the imperative of dialogue and consensus to work for a peaceful and durable solution to the crisis and to preserve the important points in the 2000 Arusha Accords”.

17 Aug 2015 description

La Coopération belge au Développement a octroyé deux millions d’euros au projet « Appui aux droits et participation des femmes Congolaises dans le cadre de la Résolution 1325 du Conseil de Sécurité des Nations Unies » pour permettre au Ministère du Genre, Famille et Enfant Congolais d’appuyer la promotion des droits des femmes.

Le projet est d’une durée de deux ans (2015-2016) et sera implémenté par l’entité des Nations Unies pour l’égalité des sexes et l’autonomisation des femmes, ONU Femmes. Ce projet inclut les composantes ci-après :