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24 Sep 2018 description

La situation humanitaire du mois d’août au Burundi demeure stable et s’inscrit dans la continuité d’une amélioration relative observée depuis le début de l’année 2018, notamment en matière de sécurité alimentaire, de nutrition et de mouvements de populations. Le nombre de personnes en insécurité alimentaire a diminué de 35 pour cent, passant de 2.6 millions de personnes en juillet 2017 à 1,7 million en avril 2018. Cette diminution est principalement liée à l’amélioration de la production agricole au cours de la saison 2018A.

24 Sep 2018 description

POINTS SAILLANTS

• Depuis septembre 2017, plus de 47.000 Burundais réfugiés en Tanzanie ont été rapatriés ;

• 87% des enfants rapatriés en âge d’être scolarisés n’ont pas intégré le système éducatif l’année 2017-2018 ;

• Trois quarts des rapatriés sont dépourvus de documents administratifs ;

• 6 enfants sur 10 de moins de 5 ans sont affectés par la malnutrition chronique.

CHIFFRES CLES

Pop. dans le besoin 3,6 millions
H (6) F E 0,85M 0,88M 1,87M

23 Sep 2018 description
report EastAfrican

In Summary
- UNHCR has toned down calls pushing for more refugees to be repatriated.
- Since last year the agency assisted more than 44,000 refugees to voluntarily repatriate to Burundi, with the vast majority coming from Tanzania.
- However, about 1,000 refugees continue to arrive in neighbouring countries each month, citing insecurity, harassment, and fear.

By MOSES HAVYARIMANA

20 Sep 2018 description

SITUATION

• Refugees and other vulnerable communities in Tanzania face persistent food insecurity, despite rapid economic growth and domestic agricultural production that meets national food requirements, according to the UN World Food Program (WFP).

18 Sep 2018 description

Kigoma – Due to the recent resurgence of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), one of the six countries bordering the United Republic of Tanzania, the Government has increased its efforts to prevent EVD cases entering Tanzania by strengthening disease surveillance measures at both airport and land entry points in the country.

17 Sep 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 52 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

17 Sep 2018 description

Update of UNHCR’s operations in Africa

A. Situational context

13 Sep 2018 description

Highlights

In the southern African region, maize prices are already beginning to show mixed trends. In South Africa and Tanzania, maize prices remain below their respective 5 year average (5YA) levels, while in other countries, such as Malawi and Mozambique, maize prices are on an upward trend and closing in on their 5YA levels.

A look at the Alert for Price Spikes (ALPS) shows that in both June and July, a few markets in Zambia were already showing signs of stress.

13 Sep 2018 description

Executive Summary

The second 2017 meeting of the Regional Immunization Technical Advisory Group (RITAG), the principal advisory group to the WHO Regional Offce for Africa took place at the Protea Balalaika Hotel Sandton, in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 5–7 December 2017. The meeting focused on progress towards regional immunization goals, maternal & neonatal tetanus elimination, polio eradication & end-game strategy, challenges facing middle-income countries, cholera control and immunization research in the African Region.

11 Sep 2018 description

Leading experts in animal health and public health from 11 countries developed a regional plan of action against the Rift Valley fever outbreak in East Africa at a high-level meeting in Tanzania, 28-30 August.

11 Sep 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

Security Incidents and Access Constraints

Africa

Democratic Republic of the Congo

09 August 2018: In Rutshuru town, North Kivu province, militants from the Forces Démocratiques de Libération du Rwanda (FDLR) attacked a group from the Norwegian NGO Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), kidnapping six of the aid workers before releasing them again later the same day. Source: ACLED

Nigeria

11 Sep 2018 description

KEY MESSAGES

  • During the month of August, Sudan continued to receive significantly above-average rainfall, which caused additional widespread flooding, fatalities, livestock and crop losses, and infrastructure damage. As moderate to localized heavy rainfall is forecast over the next two weeks, particularly in southern areas, a heightened flood-risk is expected through mid-September.