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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

Foreword

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.

13 Jan 2018 description

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid,

and in particular Article 2, Article 4 and Article 15(2) and (3) thereof,

Having regard to Council Decision 2013/755/EU of 25 November 2013 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union ('Overseas Association Decision')2 , and in particular Article 79 thereof,

12 Jan 2018 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR JULY 2018

12 Jan 2018 description

KEY BURUNDIAN POPULATION FIGURES

232,711 Burundians who arrived in Tanzania since April 2015

119,089 Burundian population of concern in Nduta Camp

69,280 Burundian population of concern in Nyarugusu Camp pre and post influx

46,161 Burundian population of concern in Mtendeli Camp

Operational Highlights

12 Jan 2018 description

Over 99,000 people in six countries will benefit; includes emergency response in Burundi

Over 99,000 people in six countries will benefit from eight projects totaling $2.75 million committed by Canadian Foodgrains Bank in December.

The projects are implemented by Foodgrains Bank members ADRA Canada, Canadian Lutheran World Relief and Mennonite Central Committee Canada, in collaboration with their local partners.

One project, through ADRA Canada, is responding to drought in Bubanza province, Burundi.

12 Jan 2018 description
report UN News Service

11 janvier 2018 – Le Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM) et l'Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR) ont lancé jeudi un appel aux bailleurs de fonds pour mettre fin à une réduction de 25% des rations alimentaires distribuées à plus de 100.000 réfugiés au Rwanda depuis janvier.

11 Jan 2018 description

"I feel so happy to see fellow girls getting skills to stand for themselves, to feed their families, and help their parents and neighbours"

By Pius Sawa

KYANGWALI, Uganda, Jan 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In western Uganda's Kyangwali refugee settlement, Tamari Mutesi teaches tailoring to young women who do not go to school.

11 Jan 2018 description

Le 11 janvier 2018, le ministre de la Coopération et de l’Action humanitaire, Romain Schneider, a signé six accords-cadres de développement avec les organisations non gouvernementales de développement (ONGD) suivantes : Action pour un monde uni, Frères des Hommes Luxembourg, Guiden a Scouten fir eng Welt, Handicap International Luxembourg, Pharmaciens sans frontières et Unity Foundation.

11 Jan 2018 description

KIGALI - The World Food Programme (WFP) and United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) appealed today to donors to contribute funds so that a 25 percent reduction from January onwards in food or cash assistance for more than 100,000 refugees in Rwanda can be reversed as soon as possible.

Some 130,000 Burundian and Congolese refugees in camps in Rwanda rely on humanitarian assistance to meet their food needs. They receive from WFP either monthly food distributions or cash transfers so that they can buy food in local markets.

10 Jan 2018 description

Faits saillants

  • Les affrontements armés privent près de 6 000 personnes de leurs avoirs dans le territoire de Fizi
  • Près de 10 000 personnes assistées en vivres et articles ménagers essentiels à Walungu et Kabare

Aperçu de la situation