Appeals & Response Plans
- Kenya: Floods - Mar 2018
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- Kenya: Floods - Apr 2016
- Kenya: Floods - Nov 2015
- Kenya: Cholera Outbreak - Feb 2015
- Kenya: Drought - 2014-2018
- West Africa: Ebola Outbreak - Mar 2014
- Horn of Africa: Polio Outbreak - May 2013
- Kenya: Floods - Mar 2013
- Kenya: Floods - Jan 2013
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More than 24,897 cholera / AWD cases and 354 deaths (Case Fatality Rate, 1.4%) have been reported in 10 out of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2018. These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Somalia accounts for 23.8% of the total case load reported this year.
388,400 Total refugees from Burundi in four main hosting countries (United Republic of Tanzania,
Rwanda, the DRC, and Uganda), as of 31 July 2018.
5,803 Burundian refugees assisted to return from the United Republic of Tanzania in July 2018, totalling 27,184 assisted to return to date in 2018.
182 Burundian refugee arrivals /registrations recorded in July 2018. As of 31 July, 6,104 Burundian refugees have arrived in the region in 2018.
Highlights and Operational Context
782,363 Total of refugees and asylum-seekers from the DRC.
4.5 M Internally displaced people Source: OCHA
941,000 Planning population of DRC refugees by December 2018.
The figures in this report have been updated to reflect the results of a continuous biometric registration and verification exercise in countries of asylum.
The total figures include additions (new arrivals and births) and subtractions (departures, deaths, noshows during food distributions and deactivations).
More than 24,531 cholera / AWD cases and 347 deaths (Case Fatality Rate, 1.4%) have been reported in 10 out of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2018. These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Somalia accounts for 23.5% of the total case load reported this year, followed by Kenya at 23.4%.
Aisling O’Loghlen, Nondo Nobel Bwami
Les faibles niveaux de financement ne permettent pas aux pays voisins du Burundi d’offrir une aide d’un niveau acceptable.
Par Dana Hughes
GENÈVE — Le HCR a lancé aujourd’hui un appel de 391 millions de dollars pour venir en aide à 430 000 réfugiés burundais cette année, soulignant le besoin urgent de fonds supplémentaires pour éviter que cette crise ne tombe dans l’oubli.
- In October, some 2,300 Burundian refugees and asylum seekers were newly recorded in the region.
- In Tanzania, no Burundian asylum seekers were recorded in October 2017.
- In Rwanda, the number of Burundian refugee arrivals has more than doubled from previous months (1,150 arrivals registered). This includes 42 Burundian refugees who have passed through DRC and Tanzania.
In September, close to 3,000 Burundian refugees and asylum seekers were newly recorded in the region. The largest number was recorded in Uganda with 1,154 newly registered Burundian refugees.
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, growing insecurity and fighting in the territories of Fizi and Uvira, has led to a suspension on works on the new site of Mulongwe, which aims to decongest Lusenda camp.
In Tanzania, the number of Burundian asylum seeker arrivals dropped to lowest since April 2015, as admission through border entry points in Kigoma region remained a challenge.
In August, some 2,100 newly arrived Burundian refugees and asylum seekers were recorded in the region. The largest number was recorded in Uganda with 806 newly registered Burundian refugees.
Following a ministerial tripartite commission in Dar-es-Salaam on 31 August 2017, modalities have been put in place to assist the voluntary return of 12,000 Burundian refugees from Tanzania until the end of 2017.
Moshi – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, with cooperation from the Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD), organized a capacity building training from 18 to 29 September at IOM’s African Capacity Building Centre (ACBC) in Moshi, Tanzania. The training aimed to enhance migration governance and migrants’ protection in the IGAD region, which comprises Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda.
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling for stronger international support for Burundian refugees and their host communities, as chronic underfunding severely hampers the humanitarian response in countries of asylum.
In July, close to 2,000 newly arrived Burundian refugees and asylum seekers were recorded in the region. The largest number was recorded in Rwanda with 600 newly arrived Burundian refugees. The average monthly number of arrivals across the major hosting countries stood at approximately 500.
In Tanzania, a High-Level Dialogue was organized between UNHCR and Government of Tanzania on 9 August 2017 setting out steps to strengthen the country’s refugee protection and assistance, with a focus on Burundian refugee caseload of more than 243,000.
The Burundi refugee situation in Tanzania began late April 2015. The months that followed saw significantly high number of persons of concern arrivng in Tanzania, mainly through Kagunga, a tiny border village along Lake Tanganyika, and other entry points in Kigoma region. New arrivals were relocated to Nyarugusu camp, which was already host to 65,000 persons of concern, mainly DR Congolese. The camp quickly ran out of capacity to host DR Congoleses and the new population of Burundians, prompting the opening of a new camp, Nduta, in Kibondo district on 07-Oct-2015.
Instability from Burundi’s political crisis continues to worsen with the numbers of refugees and displaced persons showing no signs of abating.
An upward surge in Burundian refugees in 2017 corresponds with a rise in conflict incidents, many of which have been initiated by the Imbonerakure—the ruling party’s youth militia. In June 2017, the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Burundi documented mass atrocities on a widespread scale “reinforced by hate speech, sometimes with an ethnic dimension, delivered by certain state officials and members of the ruling party.”