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14 Jun 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The number of new arrivals from South Sudan increased to a daily average of 245 arrivals in May 2018, compared to 170 in April. In addition, around 1,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continue to arrive in Uganda every week.

06 Jun 2018 description

Refugee hosting districts in Uganda still lack basic services like water, sanitation and shelter

KAMPALA – 6 June 2018 - People living in Uganda’s refugee hosting districts – both people from host communities and refugees - are deprived of basic services like water, sanitation and shelter.

16 May 2018 description
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NAIROBI, le 15 mai 2018 - L'UNICEF condamne la tuerie qui a eu lieu le 11 mai dans le nord-ouest du Burundi et qui a fait plus de 25 morts, dont 11 enfants.

Selon plusieurs rapports, des enfants ont été délibérément pris pour cible après l’attaque d'un village de la province de Cibitoke.

15 May 2018 description
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NAIROBI, 15 May 2018 - UNICEF has denounced an attack that killed more than 25 people including 11 children, on 11 May in northwest Burundi.

According to several reports, children were deliberately targeted after a village in Cibitoke province was attacked.

“Children need peace and protection, always,” said Leila Pakkala, UNICEF’s Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa. “UNICEF calls on all parties to immediately ensure full respect of children’s right to safety, and their protection from violence."

13 May 2018 description
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HIGHLIGHTS- APRIL 2018

• Due to incessant rains in the month of April, the temporary shelters hosting early childhood development (ECD) classrooms for about 2,700 Burundian children (3-6 years) collapsed. UNICEF carried out a quick assessment and temporarily accommodated the affected children in the existing facilities. The other two ECD learning in permanent centre and home-based is continuing. Immediate funds approx. US$ 200,000 are required to find a more permanent solution to the temporary shelters.

13 May 2018 description
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• With support from UNICEF over 58,880 refugees (24,521 Congolese and 34,359 Burundians) accessed adequate WASH services primarily through school WASH (33 schools and eight Child Friendly Spaces).

• UNICEF supported the vaccination of 8,804 refugee children (Congolese 1,629 /Burundians 7,175) against measles and polio.

• During the reporting period, a total of 319 Burundian and 46 Congolese children with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) were admitted into treatment with a cure rate of 88 per cent.

05 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

SITUATION IN NUMBERS

1.9 million Number of children in need (HNO 2018)

3.6 million Number of people in need (HNO 2018)

397,526 Population seeking asylum in neighboring countries (UNHCR, 31 March 2018)

174,011 Internally displaced people in 18 provinces (IOM, March 2018)

Highlights

24 Apr 2018 description
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HIGHLIGHTS- FEBRUARY 2018

• The new academic school year began in January. Of the 1,090 Burundian refugee students that undertook examinations in Primary Level, 83.1 per cent passed. Of the 772 students at Secondary Level, 71 per cent passed.

• More than 5,700 Burundian refugee children in 0-6 years are receiving early childhood care through different approaches.

23 Apr 2018 description
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SITUATION IN NUMBERS

Total Refugees 2M

Total IDPs in Burundi 173,000

1.17M Children (59%)

103,800 Children (60%)

Total Burundi Returnees 21,820 (1,441 from DRC and 16,379 from Tanzania)

19 Apr 2018 description
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• With support from UNICEF, 7,065 unaccompanied and separated refugee children have been provided with psychosocial support, referrals and access to basic services based on the Best Interest Determination.

• UNICEF in collaboration with partners ensured provision of safe water and sanitation facilities for 93,926 refugees including children in schools, Child Friendly Spaces and in health facilities.

• UNICEF supported the treatment of 265 children under five with severe acute malnutrition, and the cure rate was 81 per cent

22 Mar 2018 description
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Mensajes claves

Mensajes claves

Estimaciones globales sobre la inseguridad alimentaria aguda en 2017

• Alrededor de 124 millones de personas en 51 países se enfrentan a una situación de Crisis de inseguridad alimentaria o peor (equivalente o superior a la fase 3 del IPC/CH) y requieren una acción humanitaria urgente para salvar vidas, proteger los medios de vida y reducir los niveles de hambre y desnutrición aguda.

21 Mar 2018 description
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Messages clés

Messages clés

Estimations mondiales de l’insécurité alimentaire aiguë en 2017

• Environ 124 millions de personnes vivant dans 51 pays sont en situation d’insécurité alimentaire de Crise ou pire (Phase 3 ou pire de l’IPC ou du CH ou équivalent) et requièrent une action humanitaire urgente afin de sauver des vies, protéger les moyens d’existence et réduire les déficits de consommation alimentaire et la malnutrition aiguë.

21 Mar 2018 description
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Key Messages - English version
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Key Messages - Arabic version

Key messages

Acute food insecurity global estimates in 2017

• Around 124 million people in 51 countries face Crisis food insecurity or worse (equivalent of IPC/CH Phase 3 or above). They require urgent humanitarian action to save lives, protect livelihoods, and reduce hunger and malnutrition.

05 Mar 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

SITUATION IN NUMBERS

1,9 million Number of children in need (HNO 2018)

3,6 million Number of people in need (HNO 2018)

396,173 Population seeking asylum in neighboring countries (UNHCR, January 2018)

175,936 Internally displaced people in 18 provinces (IOM, January 2018)

Highlights

07 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights
- UNICEF’s Humanitarian Appeal for Children 2018 is 20 per cent funded. UNICEF and partners will not be able to respond to the urgent needs of children and women experiencing emergency situations in 2018 if additional funding is not secured.
- Over 3,300 Congolese refugee children (1,737 girls and 1,604 boys) were immunised against measles as they crossed into Uganda from the Democratic Republic of Congo.