Appeals & Response Plans
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- Burundi: Malaria Outbreak - Mar 2017
- Burundi: Cholera Outbreak - Jul 2016
- Burundi: Floods - Nov 2015
- Burundi/Tanzania: Cholera Outbreak - May 2015
- Burundi: Landslides and Floods - Mar 2015
- Burundi: Floods and Landslides - Feb 2014
- Burundi: Cholera Outbreak - Oct 2012
- Burundi: Cholera Outbreak - Aug 2011
- Burundi: Floods - Mar 2011
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- Burundi Situation: Regional Inter Agency Plan of Action for the Protection of Refugee Children (January - December 2018)
- Burundi: Humanitarian Response Plan 2018 - Janvier - Décembre 2018 (Janvier 2018)
- Burundi risks becoming a forgotten refugee crisis without support
- Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Burundi (S/2018/89)
- Rapport du Secrétaire général sur la situation au Burundi (S/2018/89)
- 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.
END OF YEAR SITREP: January – December 2017
2,561 severe acute malnourished (SAM) refugee children were admitted into SAM treatment programs with a cure rate of 85.4 per cent.
UNICEF supported WASH (handwashing, latrines and water points) in all camps covering 91,323 children both in schools and child friendly spaces.
With support from UNICEF, 34,468 refugee children under five were vaccinated against measles and 194,236 people with malaria were treated.
The political crisis that began in Burundi in April 2015 continues to affect the lives of millions of people. An estimated 200,000 people are internally displaced and more than 400,000 have fled to neighbouring countries, primarily the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.5 The security situation remains volatile, with recurrent attacks nationwide disproportionately affecting women and children, who are at greater risk of violence and exploitation.
The Eastern and Southern Africa region continues to face multiple and more frequent humanitarian crises, including conflict and insecurity, economic shocks, climate change, natural hazards and disease outbreaks.1 More than 17 million people (45 per cent children) remain food insecure throughout the region.
In 2017, UNICEF and partners worked with the Government to fulfil the rights of children affected by an unprecedented influx of refugees, disease outbreaks, natural hazards and food insecurity.
Nutrition, health, child protection, HIV/AIDS, education and WASH services were supported for affected children and women.
UNICEF reinforced systems at national and district levels to improve capacity to respond to emergencies, including scaling up high impact health and nutrition, WASH, education and child protection interventions.
In 2017, a total of 43,444 under-five children with severe acute malnutrition (22,524 girls and 20,920 boys) were admitted and treated in health facilities across the country;
UNICEF supported the Minister of Health’s response to cholera through the provision of cholera treatment kits for total of 336 cases;
48,835 affected people accessed safe and clean water with UNICEF support, and 172,000 people received hygiene supplies and life-saving information in areas affected by malaria and cholera;
• More than 13,000 children 0-5 years were vaccinated with essential vaccines.
• Nutrition surveillance, timely treatment and admission of children under-5 with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) to therapeutic services benefitted 94 per cent children.
• WASH facilities are available as per SPHERE standards.
• More than 5,900 children 0-6 years are benefitting from early learning opportunities, home-based care, and early childhood development centres.
More than 2,009 cholera / AWD cases and 22 deaths (Case Fatality Rate: 1.1%) have been reported in 7 of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2018. These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Somalia, Tanzania and Zambia.
Total people in need: 2.3 million
Total children (<18) in need: 1.5 million
Total people to be reached: 1.6 million
Total children to be reached: 983,000 million
Through successful advocacy from UNICEF and UNHCR with the Governments of Tanzania and Burundi, the second round of examinations took place in October 2017 for 1469 Burundian secondary students. UNICEF support covers all the exams costs: printing of exams, logistical movement of exam supervisors as well as the training to teachers who support the students leading up to the exam period.
UNICEF’s Child Protection response remains underfunded with only 14 per cent of humanitarian funding needs met; this has affected the delivery of critical child protection services, especially psychosocial support.
UNICEF reached nearly 15,000 children in Kween and Kapchorwa districts with health communication activities to support the containment of the Marburg Outbreak. No new cases have emerged.
Early action during pregnancy and proper follow-up care can stop HIV transmission from mother to child. Darlene is a mother in Burundi who, by taking appropriate actions, kept her children protected from the virus.
By Juan Haro
The total number of Burundian refugees in Rwanda is 88,500. Mahama Camp is hosting 56,379 of these refugees.
WASH facilities are being provided to the refugees in Mahama Camp as well in the two receptions centres, as per the standards.
Distribution of ready-to-use therapeutic food and micronutrient powder has been streamlined through Kirehe District Hospital.
29 November 2017 – Mahama Refugee Camp – Kirehe District – UNICEF Rwanda, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs (MIDIMAR) welcomed His Excellency Takayuki Miyashita, Ambassador of Japan to Rwanda to Mahama Camp for Burundian refugees. The ambassador was accompanied by a delegation from the Embassy of Japan in Rwanda, as well as the UNICEF team, as they toured the camp to observe various programme activities and infrastructure funded by the Government of Japan.
• October 2017 MIRA preliminary results showed a deterioration in the nutrition status of children with 4 provinces above 10 per cent for MAM and 6 provinces above 2 per cent for SAM (WHO emergency threshold). UNICEF is supporting the Ministry of Health to conduct a SMART survey which will provide additional information on the situation by January 2018.