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Geneva, 1 March 2016
1. Brief description of the emergency
Following the post-election violence in Burundi and the continued deterioration of the lives of affected population, the ACT Alliance members in Burundi are concerned about its impact on the economy and their livelihood systems. A total of 263,000 Burundian refugees and asylum seekers have arrived in the neighbouring countries of Tanzania, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia and Rwanda since April.
DETAILS OF THE EMERGENCY:
Due to the civil war a considerable number of Angolans fled to neighboring countries like DRC and Zambia looking for safety. Some of them left the country in 1961 at the time of the war of liberation from Portuguese colonization and stayed across borders for more than 40 years.
The Angolan authorities and UNHCR estimate that there are more than 114 000 Angolan refugees still living in neighboring countries who are likely to return when the necessary conditions are created.
Funds Sent To: The Lutheran World Federation / Zambia Christian Refugee Service (LWF/ZCRS)
Date: 30 March 2010
Details of Response
Flooding and Cholera Outbreak (FACO)
Date of Emergency:
Zambia has been experiencing torrential rains which has led to flooding, displacement of people and a cholera outbreak in Lusaka and other parts of the country.
As of March 24th, a total of 2521 cholera cases and 41 deaths were reported within Lusaka since 18 January 2010. Lusaka currently remains the epicenter of the cholera outbreak with four townships being the worst affected. (Chipata, Kanyama, Kamwala and Chawama.) A total of 611 cases were reported over last week in Lusaka alone.