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20 Jan 2018 description

La pluies diluviennes mêlées des vents violents se sont abattues sur la province de Cibitoke, ce 17 janvier 2018 et ont causé des dégâts matériels énormes. Au total 369 maisons, 5 églises, 4 salles de classe ont été détruites et beaucoup de champs de cultures ont été endommagés sur les collines Cibitoke, Kagazi, Rusiga de la zone Cibitoke (commune Rugombo) et ses environs. Les volontaires de la Croix-Rouge du Burundi ont été parmi les premiers à secourir les victimes. Ils ont également accueilli ces victimes dans leurs familles en attendant la réhabilitation de leurs maisons.

20 Jan 2018 description

A variety of natural hazards—including cyclical drought, floods, and environmental degradation—are endemic to the East and Central Africa (ECA) region, where conflict, rapid population growth, and limited government response capacity have compounded humanitarian needs over the last decade. Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID’s Office of U.S.

19 Jan 2018 description

GENEVA, Jan 19 2018 (IOM) - IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is appealing for nearly USD 1.4 billion to address the needs of over 80 million people in 50 countries in 2018. These vital funds will support people displaced within the borders of their own countries, migrants, refugees and the communities that host them, people returning to their areas of origin and people experiencing or recovering from conflict and natural disasters.

18 Jan 2018 description




10.5 millions


1,68 milliard


17 Jan 2018 description

DTM Burundi identified 179,901 IDPs comprising 40,272 households. 81% of IDPs were women and youth under 18 years old, and 29% of IDPs were children under 5 years old. 7,371IDPs (4%) were living in camps and displacement sites, 94,268 IDPs (53%) were living with host families, 31,371 IDPs (17%) were living in emtpy and straw houses, and 46,891 IDPs (26%) were living in rented housing. 68% of IDPs were displaced as a result of natural disasters and 32% of IDPs were displaced as a result of sociopolitical issues.

17 Jan 2018 description

Faits saillants

  • L’incendie d’une école primaire prive 236 élèves de l’éducation dans le territoire de Kabambare

  • Les affrontements armés conduisent au déplacement de 2 250 personnes dans le territoire de Fizi

Aperçu de la situation

17 Jan 2018 description

As at end December 2017, UN-coordinated appeals and refugee response plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) required US$24.7 billion to meet the humanitarian needs of 105.1 million crisis-affected people in 38 countries. Together the appeals were funded at $13.8 billion, or 54% of requirements. Funding for the appeals in 2017 fell 46% short of requirements, with $10.9 billion outstanding.

16 Jan 2018 description

The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) is a global norm, unanimously adopted by heads of state and government at the 2005 UN World Summit, aimed at preventing and halting Genocide, War Crimes, Ethnic Cleansing and Crimes Against Humanity. R2P stipulates that:

» Every State has the Responsibility to Protect its populations from the four mass atrocity crimes (Pillar I).

» The wider international community has the responsibility to encourage and assist individual States in meeting that responsibility (Pillar II).

16 Jan 2018 description

537,087 refugees in DRC.

623,059 DRC refugees in Africa.

18,609 Rwandan refugees returned voluntarily in 2017.

Working with Partners

16 Jan 2018 description

Key Figures

1,395,146 total refugees and asylum-seekers

  • 1,336,898 bio-metrically registered

  • 58,248 pending bio-metric registration

16 Jan 2018 description

Since gaining independence in 1962, Uganda has provided asylum to people fleeing war and persecution in neighboring countries, especially South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, Rwanda and Burundi. Uganda's progressive refugee policy grant refugees freedom of movement, the right to seek employment and establish businesses, and to access public services such as education, health care and justice. In refugee-hosting districts, services are integrated with government service delivery systems, whenever feasible.

16 Jan 2018 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 54 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:
- Chikungunya in Kenya
- Cholera in Malawi
- Cholera in Zambia
- Suspected Rift Valley fever in South Sudan
- Humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

16 Jan 2018 description


The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017 (SOFI) has revealed that global hunger is on the rise again after declining for more than two decades. Global hunger rose from 777 million in 2015 to 815 million people in 2016.

16 Jan 2018 description
report IRIN

The rise in man-made, protracted emergencies means millions are at risk of starving around the globe this year

It’s a difficult new year for the humanitarian system and those reliant on it: a near-record number of people are in need and yet a yawning funding gap will limit what assistance can be provided.

Read more on IRIN.

15 Jan 2018 description
report UN Women

Marie Goretti Ndacayisaba is the Executive Director of Dushirehamwe (meaning, ‘let’s be together for peace’) in Burundi. She promotes women’s role in peacebuilding. In a conversation with UN Women, Ndacayisaba talks about her own journey as a peacebuilder, the current situation in Burundi and why we must engage women.

I have been engaging women in peacebuilding since the 1990s. We started with just two women, including myself, training other women in peacebuilding, after the crisis of 1993.

15 Jan 2018 description
report Igarapé Institute

Burundi’s ongoing political instability highlights the stark divide between global conflict prevention rhetoric and practice

Since the announcement by Burundian President, Pierre Nkurunziza, to run for a controversial third term in early 2015, political instability across the country – marked by a failed coup d’état, clashes between government and opposition forces, suppression of civil society, and targeted assassinations – has tested the limits of international conflict prevention responses.