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18 Nov 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Conflict and adverse climatic conditions continue to drive humanitarian needs in the region

  • Acute sectoral needs continue to be reported in Ethiopia

  • Flood preparedness in full swing as El Niño expected to cause serious flooding in the region

  • Civilian death tolls and human rights violations on the rise in Burundi

  • Urgent access needed to prevent food crisis in Unity State, South Sudan

Regional humanitarian outlook

21 Aug 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Likely El Niño event could cause mix of drought and flooding

  • Conflict and political tension driving food and nutrition insecurity

  • UN, AU warn of risks in Burundi

  • Number of people fleeing Yemen to the Horn of Africa continues to rise

  • AU holds WHS consultation in region

  • Scale-up of Somali refugee repatriation from Kenya foreseen

  • Despite renewed peace efforts, humanitarian situation in South Sudan continues to worsen

03 Jun 2014 description

Following a recent promise made by Foreign Minister Dr. Tedros Adhanom on a visit to Bujumbura, Ethiopia has sent aid materials to support rehabilitation of flood victims in Burundi. The material included 50,000 corrugated iron sheets, 5,000 blankets and other household utensils, amounting to a value of 12 million Ethiopian Birr. The material is being transported in Ethiopian Air Force planes.

07 Mar 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Heightened risk of epidemics due to overcrowding and poor hygiene in IDP and refugee populations.

  • Normal to near-normal March to May rainfall predicted for most parts of the region, but dry spells to continue in some areas.

  • Flooding deaths in Burundi could have been avoided.

  • More than 12,000 Somali returnees from Saudi Arabia are stranded in already stretched and insecure Mogadishu.

23 May 2013 description

Faits marquants de l’UNHCR

  • 787 demandeurs d’asile congolais sont arrivés durant le mois d’avril portant à 2327 le nombre de demandeurs d’asile enregistrés durant les quatre premiers mois de cette année.

  • 3 convois de 411 réfugiés congolais ont été organisés entre les centres de transit de Cishemere et Kajaga et le nouveau camp de Kavumu.

23 May 2013 description

UNHCR operational highlights

  • 787 Congolese asylums seekers arrived in Burundi in April, bringing the total number of asylum seekers registred during the first four months of this year to 2327 individuals.

  • 3 convoys of 411 Congolese refugees were organized from the transit centres of Cishemere and Kajaga to the new camp in Kavumu.

26 Apr 2013 description

UNHCR operational highlights

  • UNHCR opened two new transit centers (one in Cishemere in the province of Cibitoke, one in Kajaga in the Mairie of Bujumbura) and one new refugee camp (in Kavumu in the province of Cankuzo) to accommodate new arrivals from DRC. The new camp has a capacity of 13 000 persons and should accommodate 5 000 refugees by the end of 2013. It will be inaugurated on the 15th of May 2013.

26 Apr 2013 description

Faits marquants de l’UNHCR

  • Face à l’arrivée de congolais au Burundi, l’UNHCR a ouvert deux nouveaux centres de transit (l’un à Cishemere en province de Cibitoke, et l’autre à Kajaga en Mairie de Bujumbura) et un nouveau camp de réfugiés (à Kavumu en province de Cankuzo). Le nouveau camp, ayant une capacité de 13 000 réfugiés, devrait en accueillir 5000 d’ici la fin 2013. Il sera inauguré le 15 mai 2013.

21 Nov 2012 description

Eastern Africa host to 8.52 million displaced people

As of October 2012, there were 8,515,310 people displaced in Burundi, (eastern) DRC, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. Of these, 2,041,675 are refugees and 6,473,635 are internally displaced persons (IDPs). Starting August 2012, the coverage of this report has been extended to include Sudan and South Sudan, which as of the end of September 2012 were host to an estimated 1,935,000 IDPs and 349,000 refugees.

10 Jun 2011 description
Situation Report

This report is produced by OCHA in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by the Sub-Regional Office for Eastern Africa (SROEA), Nairobi. It covers the period 01-31 May 2011. The next report will be issued on or around 15 July 2011.

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

2011 is the driest period in the Eastern Horn of Africa since 1995: drought remains a major threat with no likelihood of improvement until early 2012.1 The number of people in acute livelihood crisis expected to increase from 8.8 million in the coming months.

01 Jun 2011 description

27 May 2011: Mozambique has a large population of long-term refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi and Rwanda, concentrated in the Maratane Refugee Camp in Nampula Province. The population has recently nearly doubled in size due to an influx of Ethiopian and Somali asylum seekers trying to enter South Africa, who have been among some of the most vulnerable groups in need of life saving assistance.

21 Apr 2011 description

Executive Summary

An estimated 58 percent of the world’s 10.5 million refugees now reside in cities. They often have few as-sets, limited support networks, and are constrained by legal, cultural and linguistic barriers.

To date, the humanitarian community has focused pri-marily on camp-based refugees. Little is known about the needs of the urban displaced. Urban refugees face multiple challenges to achieving economic security; nevertheless, they are industrious and hard working.

31 Jan 2011 description

Executive summary

Despite an official policy that prioritizes the notion of accommodating refugees in camps located in remote parts of the country, Kenya has tolerated the growth of an increasingly large refugee population in the capital city of Nairobi and other urban centres.

In recent years, the UNHCR Branch Office in Nairobi has responded to this development by a significant reorientation of its programme.

12 Oct 2010 description

Note: The last situation report was dated May 3, 2010.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

h In FY 2010, above-normal October to December 2009 rainfall in many areas of eastern Africa resulted in decreased food insecurity due to above-average harvests and improved pasture conditions for livestock, according to the USAID-funded Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET).

03 May 2010 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)

04 Dec 2009 description

Chronic conflict, cyclical drought, floods, disease outbreaks, environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and limited government capacity present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in east and central Africa. The East and Central Africa region encompasses the Horn of Africa, as well as the Great Lakes region, including Burundi, Chad, the Central African Republic(CAR), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, the Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.

26 Aug 2009 description

This report covers the period 01/01/2009 to 30/06/2009.

In brief

Programme purpose: The Eastern Africa Zone continues to prioritise enhancing the capacities of the 14 National Societies (NS) as one of the core focal areas in order for them to respond to the humanitarian challenges that plague the region.

02 Mar 2009 description
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Burundi + 18 others
Water and war

Neutral and independent humanitarian action