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16 Mar 2018 description

INTRODUCTION & KEY TAKEAWAYS

This Outlook provides an overview of the anticipated humanitarian situation in the Great Lakes region from January to June 2018. It focuses on Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and neighbouring countries—including Angola, Kenya and Zambia—that have received refugees and asylum-seekers due to the DRC crisis.

09 Mar 2018 description

This report provides an overview of the movements of internally displaced persons (IDPs) since 2013. 175,936 IDPs in 39,175 households were identified. 70% of IDPs were displaced as a result of natural disasters, while 30% were displaced because of the socio-political situation. Most (46%) IDPs were displaced in 2015, while 30% were displaced in 2016 and 18% in 2017. 55% of IDPs are women, while 45% are men.

05 Mar 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

SITUATION IN NUMBERS

1,9 million Number of children in need (HNO 2018)

3,6 million Number of people in need (HNO 2018)

396,173 Population seeking asylum in neighboring countries (UNHCR, January 2018)

175,936 Internally displaced people in 18 provinces (IOM, January 2018)

Highlights

21 Feb 2018 description
report World Vision

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

• Average harvests expected: Rains have been above average in January, ending the December dry spell, which is likely to lead to average Season 2018A harvests, already underway. Most poor households are expected to remain in Stressed (IPC Phase 2); however, in Gihanga Commune in Bubanza Province, maize production is likely to be below average due to a more severe dry spell and Fall Armyworm infestations, causing some poor households to face Crisis (IPC Phase 3) through the lean season in May.

15 Feb 2018 description

Geneva, Switzerland, 6 February 2018

As delivered

Distinguished delegates and colleagues,

Thank you for inviting me to the launch of the Burundi Regional Refugee Response Plan, and for giving me the opportunity to highlight the humanitarian situation in the country.

26 Jan 2018 description
report World Vision

SITUATION HIGHLIGHTS

3 million people in need of humanitarian assistance

1 million children in need of assistance

7.4 million malaria cases reported in 2017

3,235 malaria deaths in 2017

2.6 million people are severely food insecure

427,989 refugees have fled Burundi in the past 3 years

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

• Malaria crisis: 7.4 million cases of malaria, including 3,235 deaths were reported by the Ministry of Health.

25 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • 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;

29 Dec 2017 description

POINTS SAILLANTS

• Environ 11 000 réfugiés burundais ont été rapatriés

• L’exercice HNO/HRP s’est tenu à Bujumbura

Près de 11 000 réfugiés burundais ont été rapatriés

29 Dec 2017 description

This report provides an overview of the movements of internally displaced persons (IDPs) since 2013. 187,626 IDPs in 42,416 households were identified. 69% of IDPs were displaced as a result of natural disasters, while 31% were displaced because of the socio-political situation. Most (46%) IDPs were displaced in 2015, while 29% were displaced in 2016 and 19% in 2017. 54% of IDPs live with host families, while 24% lived in rented homes. 4% of IDPs live in IDP camps and collective sites. 55% of IDPs are women, while 45% are men.

24 Dec 2017 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 51 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Declaration of the control of cholera outbreak in Borno State, Nigeria
  • Hepatitis E in Namibia
  • Humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic
  • Cholera in South Sudan

18 Dec 2017 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 49 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

Influenza A H1N1 pdm09 in Ghana Listeriosis in South Africa
Plague in Madagascar
Cholera in Zambia
Cholera in Tanzania
Humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

11 Dec 2017 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 50 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Declaration of end of Marburg virus disease outbreak in Uganda
  • Influenza A H1N1 in Ghana
  • Listeriosis in South Africa
  • Cholera in Zambia
  • Dengue fever in Senegal
  • Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.

01 Dec 2017 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 48 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:
- Microcephaly in Angola
- Cholera in Zambia
- Dengue fever in Burkina Faso
- Humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Humanitarian crisis Nigeria
- Yellow fever in Nigeria

30 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• 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.

24 Nov 2017 description
report World Vision

• 19 million cases recorded in last 3 years, country’s population only 11.5 million
• Children most vulnerable
• High-res photos available here

BUJUMBURA – More than six million cases of Malaria have been recorded in Burundi this year, and up to a million more children are at risk of getting the disease before Christmas, World Vision warns today.

Burundi, which has a population of just 11.5 million, is entering its third month of seasonal rain.

24 Nov 2017 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 47 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including: