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13 Sep 2018 description
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Highlights

  • Following the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on 1 August, UNICEF and partners are supporting the Government with preparedness efforts that include community mobilization, psychosocial support as well as water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions in eight districts bordering the DRC.

06 Sep 2018 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • UNICEF supported the vaccination of over 5,500 under-5 refugee children (966 Congolese; 4,576 Burundians) against polio and measles.

  • Between July and August 2018, 7,541 unaccompanied and separated children have received child protection assistance from Plan International and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) through UNICEF support.

14 Aug 2018 description
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SITUATION IN NUMBERS

Total Refugees 2.5M

Total IDPs in Burundi 187,0262

Total Burundi Returnees 30,088

1.5M Children (59%)

112,216 Children (60%)

27 Jul 2018 description
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Highlights

  • From January to June 2018, 39,361 children (12,810 girls; 26,551 boys) accessed critical protection services, including temporary emergency shelter, psychosocial support, release from detention, family tracing and reunification, medical support, as well as access to education and reintegration opportunities.

  • A total of 24,637 children with severe acute malnutrition (12,813 girls; 11,824 boys) were admitted and treated in 418 UNICEF-supported health facilities (Ministry of Health, May 2018).

27 Jul 2018 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• Anaemia among children under-5 is above the critical level in Mahama and Nyabiheke camps, and above serious level in the other four camps, Kigeme, Kiziba, Mugombwa and Gihembe.

• From January to June, 4,330 children and 335 women were reached with essential vaccines.

• Sphere standards for water and sanitation services are not being met in all camps - funds are urgently required to address the gaps.

• A new agreement was signed with Save the Children to address protection needs in two Congolese camps and in urban areas.

26 Jul 2018 description
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Highlights

• Continued conflict within the region has seen Uganda receive 121,672 refugees between January and June 2018.

23 Jul 2018 description
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Situation in Numbers

306,392 # of refugees and asylum seekers, Burundians and Congolese, in three camps (UNHCR, 31 May 2018)

165,452 (54 per cent) # of refugee children requiring humanitarian assistance.

61,278 (20 per cent) # of under 5 children living in the three refugee camps.

33,153 # of refugees voluntarily returned to Burundi of the 58,464 registered as of June 2018.

19 Jul 2018 description
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Highlights

• In March 2018, approximately 2.55 million people were food insecure1 , down from 3.4 million as from August 2017. The record-high March to May rains resulted in significant improvement of food security and nutrition status in the second quarter of 2018. Massive flooding across 40 out of 47 counties, affected 800,000 people and displaced 291,171 (approximately 47% children) and 186 killed by mid-May 2018

• A total of 114,543 acutely malnourished children were admitted for treatment from 1 January to 31 May 2018 with UNICEF support.

14 Jun 2018 description
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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
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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.