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06 Nov 2017 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 44 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

Dengue fever in Senegal

Dengue fever in Burkina Faso

Plague in Madagascar

Marburg virus disease in Uganda

Yellow fever in Nigeria

Humanitarian Crisis in Central African Republic

06 Nov 2017 description

An estimated 36.5 million people are facing crisis-level food insecurity and above (IPC Phase 3+) and need humanitarian assistance. This is a 18% increase compared to 30.9 million people one year ago. The main drivers include: repeated episodes of drought across the region; conflicts and insecurity; high staple food prices; and high refugee/IDPs movement across the region. The main areas of concern are: South Sudan; Burundi; southeastern Ethiopia; pastoral areas of Kenya, and parts of Somalia and DRC.

05 Nov 2017 description

CONTEXT

The sociopolitical and economic situation stemming from the political crisis in 2015 in Burundi continues to impact the lives of the most vulnerable, leading to an increase of humanitarian needs as well as ongoing external and internal displacement.

05 Nov 2017 description

Le Burundi est plongé depuis deux ans et demi dans une crise caractérisée par la commission de violations graves des droits humains, y compris de crimes internationaux, ayant faits plusieurs milliers de victimes civiles. Ces violations se poursuivent et leurs auteurs demeurent impunis.

03 Nov 2017 description
report African Union

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 727th meeting held on 27 October 2017, received a briefing on the developments of the situation in Burundi.

03 Nov 2017 description
report African Union

Le Conseil de paix et de sécurité (CPS) de l'Union africaine (UA), lors de sa 727ème réunion tenue le 27 octobre 2017, a suivi une communication sur l'évolution de la situation au Burundi.

02 Nov 2017 description

This report provides an overview of the movements of internally displaced persons (IDPs) since 2013. 188,294 IDPs in 42,234 households were identified. 66% of IDPs were displaced as a result of natural disasters, while 34% were displaced because of the socio-political situation. The majority (53%) of IDPs were displaced in 2015, while 28% were displaced in 2016 and 14% in 2017. 56% of IDPs live with host families, while 27% lived in rented homes. 3% of IDPs live in IDP sites. 55% of IDPs are women, while 45% are men.

02 Nov 2017 description

Depuis 2015, le pays est confronté à une épidémie de malaria, avec plus de 19,7 millions de cas et plus de 9 000 décès recensés sur près de trois ans. En 2016, le seuil épidémique a été dépassé et le nombre de provinces touchées a continué d'augmenter. En conséquent, le Gouvernement du Burundi a déclaré l'épidémie de malaria en mars 2017 et a élaboré un plan de riposte, en collaboration avec les partenaires du secteur de la santé. Le plan nécessite 41,7 millions de dollars et est actuellement financé à hauteur de 33,6 millions de dollars.

02 Nov 2017 description

Since 2015 the country has faced an outbreak of malaria, with more than 19.7 million cases and over 9,000 deaths reported over nearly three years. By 2016, the epidemic threshold had been surpassed, and the number of affected provinces continued to increase. As a result, the Government of Burundi declared the malaria epidemic in March 2017 and developed an emergency response plan, in collaboration with health sector partners. The plan requires US$ 41.7 million, and it is currently funded at US$ 33,6 million.

02 Nov 2017 description

Mr. President,

Distinguished delegates,

A few weeks ago, I was in Bangladesh, at the border with Myanmar - witnessing the most rapid refugee exodus since the massive population movements of the mid-1990s.

It was a stark illustration of what happens when the root causes of conflict and violence are not addressed, and the relationship between a state and some of its people breaks down.

The result is a human tragedy on a dramatic scale.

02 Nov 2017 description

“Have we become unable to broker peace?” Grandi asks Security Council during key address on record levels of displacement.

By Melissa Fleming

NEW YORK – Filippo Grandi, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, has urged international leaders to find political solutions to the world’s conflicts if the swelling numbers of forcibly displaced people are ever to return home.

02 Nov 2017 description

568.8 M required for 2017 including special situations
215.3 M contributions received, representing 38% of requirements
353.5 M overall funding gap for Uganda

All figures are displayed in USD

02 Nov 2017 description

250.0 required for 2017

26.5 contributions received, representing 11% of requirements

223.5 funding gap for the Burundi Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

02 Nov 2017 description

Faits saillants

  • Plusieurs écoles et centres de santé à l’arrêt au sud du Territoire de Shabunda
  • Nouveau foyer de choléra dans le quartier de Nguba, à Bukavu

Aperçu de la situation

02 Nov 2017 description
report Voice of America

BY Edward Rwema

Political unrest and violence prompted more than 400,000 people to flee Burundi and relocate to nearby countries, primarily Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania. Despite appeals from Burundi and other central African countries to leave their camps and repatriate, Burundian political refugees say they wouldn’t feel safe going back home.

Refugees who spoke to VOA say they fear government persecution if they return to Burundi, where President Pierre Nkurunziza remains in power after defying both domestic and international opposition to pursue a third term in 2015.