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02 Nov 2017 description
report Save the Children

Executive summary

THE WORLD’S BIGGEST INFECTIOUS KILLER

Writing in 1901, William Osler, one of the founders of modern medicine, described pneumonia as “the captain of the men of death”. He was writing about the USA, where the disease was a major killer of children – and a source of fear for their parents. Pneumonia remains a “captain of the men of death”. No infectious disease claims the lives of more children. Today, almost all of the victims are in low- and middle-income countries. The vast majority are poor.

02 Nov 2017 description

Refugees, trafficking in persons and other effects of current conflicts would be a thematic focus of the Security Council in November, Sebastiano Cardi (Italy), Council President for the month, said at a press briefing today at Headquarters.

01 Nov 2017 description

Key Messages

  • The 2017/18 October to December Vuli and October to May Msimu seasons are underway, characterized by land preparation and planting. Msimu production, which makes up around 70 percent of total national production, is expected to be average. Poor households in these southern unimodal areas are expected to maintain Minimal (IPC Phase 1) throughout the projection period.

01 Nov 2017 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

01 Nov 2017 description

High food prices, trade restrictions, and Fall Armyworm heighten food insecurity

KEY MESSAGES

01 Nov 2017 description

Ongoing harvests and anticipated crop production likely to maintain Minimal outcomes

KEY MESSAGES

01 Nov 2017 description

Les conflits continuent à perturber les moyens d’existence des ménages dans les zones affectées

MESSAGES CLÉS

31 Oct 2017 description

POINTS SAILLANTS

• Environ 3 000 réfugiés burundais ont été rapatriés

• Diminution de 5% du nombre de déplacés internes

• Augmentation de 13% des cas de paludisme

Environ 3 000 réfugiés burundais de la Tanzanie ont été rapatriés

31 Oct 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/11966
30 OCTOBER 2017
SEVENTY-SECOND SESSION, 36TH & 37TH MEETINGS (AM & PM)

Speakers in General Assembly Welcome Reversal of Withdrawal Decisions by South Africa, Gambia, Urging Burundi to Follow Suit

31 Oct 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

AG/11966

ASSEMBLÉE GÉNÉRALE PLÉNIÈRE
SOIXANTE-DOUZIÈME SESSION, 36E & 37E SÉANCES PLÉNIÈRES – MATIN & APRÈS-MIDI

« La CPI n’est pas parfaite. Mais elle fonctionne et a gagné en maturité », a déclaré aujourd’hui la Présidente de la Cour pénale internationale dans ce qui était sa dernière apparition devant l’Assemblée générale, quelques heures avant l’adoption du projet de résolution sur son rapport annuel.

30 Oct 2017 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 44 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

  • Marburg virus disease in Uganda

  • Plague in Madagascar

  • Malaria in Cabo Verde

  • Dengue fever in Côte d’Ivoire

  • Cholera in Zambia

  • Cholera in north-east Nigeria.

30 Oct 2017 description

Background

The camp was opened on 14th, January 2016, as an emergency response to receive 40,000 Burundian Refugees relocated from Nyarugusu camp to Nduta and Mtendeli. The camp suspended relocation for short time early Feb, 2016 due to land issue and water shortage then resumed on 8th April 2016 to stopped again in May to receive new arrivals.

30 Oct 2017 description

Background

On 31 August 2017 at the Tripartite Commission Meeting for the Voluntary Repatriation of Burundian Refugees in Tanzania, the Tripartite Commission (United Republic of Tanzania, Republic of Burundi, and UNHCR) issued a joint communiqué and agreed to implement a work plan from 7 September to 31 December 2017, which entails the voluntary repatriation plan of Burundian refugees who wish to return to Burundi. The voluntary repatriation operation will take place in phases.

29 Oct 2017 description

Key messages

  • International prices of wheat increased in September mostly because of weather-related concerns, while maize quotations fell further on crop harvest pressure. International rice prices remained generally firm, supported by seasonally tight availabilities of fragrant rice and strong demand for higher quality Indica supplies.

27 Oct 2017 description

In September, close to 3,000 Burundian refugees and asylum seekers were newly recorded in the region. The largest number was recorded in Uganda with 1,154 newly registered Burundian refugees.
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, growing insecurity and fighting in the territories of Fizi and Uvira, has led to a suspension on works on the new site of Mulongwe, which aims to decongest Lusenda camp.
In Tanzania, the number of Burundian asylum seeker arrivals dropped to lowest since April 2015, as admission through border entry points in Kigoma region remained a challenge.

27 Oct 2017 description

Situation analysis

The search for durable solutions to the protracted displacement situation in the region is a key humanitarian and development concern. This is a regional/ cross border issue, dynamic, with a strong political dimension, and which demands a multi-sectorial response that goes beyond the existing humanitarian agenda.