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30 Apr 2010 description

In brief

Programme purpose: To provide assistance to vulnerable communities at the same time strengthened capacities to effectively and efficiently deliver quality services as well as actively promoting respect for diversity and human dignity, while reducing intolerance, discrimination and social exclusion in their programming.

In 2009, the Red Cross Societies of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda responded to diverse humanitarian challenges, party supported by local and international support in cash and kind towards the 2009-2010 plan.

04 Dec 2009 description

Introduction

In its First Assessment Report in 1990, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) stated that the gravest effects of climate change may be those on human mobility. Over the last year, some progress has been made within both the academic and the humanitarian policy community in seeking answers to some basic questions arising from this issue, such as how and where people are displaced, who and how many are displaced, and how (if at all) they are protected.

23 Oct 2009 description

BUJUMBURA, 23 October 2009 (IRIN) - Heavy rains have destroyed 214 homes, leaving about 1,070 people without shelter in Gihanga commune, western Bubanza province.

Crops were also destroyed. "The worst hit is Village 5 where 104 houses were destroyed and crops of cassava, beans and maize were completely damaged," Gordien Kanjori, administrator of Gihanga commune, told IRIN.

Zacharie Nzoyisaba from Village 5 told IRIN: "I am living in difficult conditions; my roof of iron sheets has collapsed.

26 Aug 2009 description

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

In brief

Programme purpose: The Red Cross societies of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda make up the membership of the East Africa Sub Zone. The five countries share borders and are members of the East Africa Community. These National Societies are all involved in a bilateral regional programme, "The Lake Victoria Programme," supported by the Swedish Red Cross.

24 Aug 2009 description
report UN General Assembly

General Assembly
Sixty-fourth session
Item 72 (a) of the provisional agenda
Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and
disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including
special economic assistance: strengthening of the coordination

14 May 2009 description

This report was issued by Burundi office. It covers the period from 27 April to 10 May 2009.

08 May 2009 description

Du matériel roulant, informatique et de communication remis à la police de protection civile

Le Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement (PNUD) a remis de vendredi 8 mai 2009 à la direction générale de la Protection civile du ministère de la Sécurité publique du matériel roulant, du matériel informatique et de communication.

Ce matériel d'une valeur globale de 263.300 dollars US composé de 5 camionnettes Toyota Hilux, 2 ambulances Toyota Hiace, 6 ordinateurs avec imprimantes et autres consommables, 6 radios de communication de marque Motorola GP 340 VHF, 5 GPS et 25 …

04 May 2009 description

This report was issued by Burundi office. It covers the period from 13 to 26 April 2009. The next report will be issued on or around 14 May 2009.

HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

- Floods in the Northern communes of Bujumbura

- Tripartite Meeting Burundi-Rwanda-UNHCR

- Construction of Integrated Rural Villages

I. Situation Overview

The situation in the country was relatively calm during this reporting period. The Peace process between the Government and the FNL has made significant progress and the DDR process has gained momentum.

29 Apr 2009 description

BUJUMBURA, 29 April 2009 (IRIN) - Weeks of torrential rains in and around Bujumbura have worsened living conditions for thousands of residents of an informal settlement on the outskirts of the capital, most of whom have been displaced for years.

The rains have swept away most of the mud houses at the water-logged Sabe site and most residents now spend nights in the cold at a nearby fuel station.

A few have attempted to reconstruct their homes but the flooded ground means they cannot dig deep enough to put up the structures.

"I am trying to rebuild my home, which was …

27 Apr 2009 description

Contexte général

Alerte maximum et mobilisation générale dans tous les états membres de la Région Africaine de l'OMS suite à l'épidémie de grippe porcine au Mexique et dans d'autres pays. A ce jour, aucun rapport officiel ne fait mention de la contamination d'un pays dans la Région AFRO. D'autres préoccupations majeures sont les épidémies en cours notamment la méningite dans la ceinture méningitique

Situation dans les pays

Crises Aiguës

Angola: Les pluies ont cessé mais les conséquences continuent de frapper les zones touchés.

27 Apr 2009 description

General Context

There is maximum alert and global mobilization in all the member states of the WHO African region following the swine flu epidemic in Mexico and some other countries. There are no official reports of the disease from any of the AFRO countries so far. Other major concerns are the ongoing outbreaks of diseases notably meningitis in the meningitis belt.

Countries Situations

Acute crises

Angola: Floods have subsided but the aftermaths continue to hit the affected areas. According to the local authorities in Cunene, the situation is under control.

21 Apr 2009 description

Principales conclusions

Les preuves scientifiques s'accumulent qui démontrent qu'en combinant la distribution de moustiquaires avec des campagnes de suivi menées au sein des populations par des volontaires formés, il est possible de réduire de manière significative l'incidence du paludisme. Associer aux programmes de distribution de moustiquaires des activités de soutien et de formation est essentiel pour venir en aide aux groupes les plus vulnérables (notamment les personnes qui vivent dans des endroits reculés, les réfugiés, les personnes victimes d'opprobre et de …

21 Apr 2009 description

Main Findings

There is growing scientific evidence to demonstrate that combining mosquito net distribution with follow-on "hang up" campaigns carried out by trained volunteers in the community significantly reduces incidences of malaria. Combining distribution with follow on support and training is especially crucial to reach the most vulnerable groups (such as those living in remote areas, refugees, people affected by stigma and discrimination) who cannot be otherwise reached by mass education campaigns.

21 Apr 2009 description

Le paludisme (encore appelé malaria) ne pourra être éradiqué que si la distribution de moustiquaires s'accompagne d'efforts intensifs et prolongés en matière d'éducation des populations, estime un nouveau rapport publié aujourd'hui par la Fédération internationale des Sociétés de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge (FICR).

21 Apr 2009 description

Malaria will not be eradicated unless the distribution of mosquito nets is accompanied by extensive and prolonged community education and empowerment efforts, according to a new report issued today by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

"Since 2002, the distribution of long-lasting insecticide treated mosquito nets has increased ten-fold in sub-Saharan Africa", begins "The Winning Formula to Beat Malaria", a report issued to coincide with World …

20 Apr 2009 description

Contexte général

Les inondations en Afrique australe et de l'est continuent d'être une grande préoccupation pour les Gouvernements et la communauté humanitaire. D'autres préoccupations majeures sont les épidémies en cours notamment la méningite dans la ceinture méningitique et la fièvre jaune dans le Conté de Lofa au Libéria

Situation dans les pays

Crises Aiguës

Angola: Les pluies torrentielles suivies d'inondations continuent. La province de Cunene est la plus sévèrement touchée mais d'autres provinces sont aussi touchées.

20 Apr 2009 description

General Context

Floods in Southern and eastern Africa continue to be of high concern for both Governments and the Humanitarian communities. Other major concerns are ongoing outbreaks of diseases notably meningitis in the meningitis belt and Yellow fever in Lofa County in Libera.

Countries Situations

Acute Crises

Angola: Torrential rains subsequent floods continue to hit provinces. Cunene province is the worst affected but other provinces are also affected. More than 200,000 people are directly affected of which 52,646 are displaced in Cunene.

15 Apr 2009 description

BUJUMBURA, 15 avril 2009 (IRIN) - Des inondations causées par les pluies ont provoqué le déplacement de plus de 8 000 personnes, endommagé au moins 1 200 habitations, et détruit les cultures dans une commune située au nord de Bujumbura, capitale du Burundi, selon un responsable.

« Les pluies ont détruit de nombreuses maisons et un grand nombre de cultures ; d'autres sont encore inondées », a indiqué Moise Ndayisenga, administrateur de la commune de Buterere.

De nouvelles pluies sont tombées le 12 avril à Buterere - une région située à basse altitude - mais certaines zones restant …

14 Apr 2009 description

BUJUMBURA, 14 April 2009 (IRIN) - Rain-induced floods have displaced over 8,000 people in a commune north of Bujumbura, the Burundian capital, and damaged at least 1,200 houses as well as crops, an official has said.

"The rains have destroyed many houses and crops; others are still flooded," Moise Ndayisenga, the administrator of Buterere Commune, said.

More rain fell on 12 April in Buterere - a low-lying area - but the displacement and damage caused has not been fully assessed because some locations are still inaccessible, the official said.

At Maramvya, a settlement in …

14 Apr 2009 description
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BUJUMBURA, 14 April 2009 (IRIN) - Rain-induced floods have displaced over 8,000 people in a commune north of Bujumbura, the Burundian capital, and damaged at least 1,200 houses as well as crops, an official has said.