Source: The World Bank Group |

Launch of the 12th Tanzania Economic Update

The event will be hosted by Ms Bella Bird, World Bank Country Director for Tanzania, Malawi, Somalia and Burundi

The World Bank cordially invites accredited Members of the Media to cover the breakfast launch of the 12th Tanzania Economic Update: “Human Capital: The Real Wealth of Nations.” The event will be hosted by Ms Bella Bird, World Bank Country Director for Tanzania, Malawi, Somalia and Burundi, and will be…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

IOM Partners with Burundi to Combat Human Trafficking

The project known as Burundi Counter-Trafficking 2019-2022 will reinforce the government’s efforts to combat human trafficking and other cross-border crimes

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), in partnership with the Government of Burundi, this week (10/07) launched a project to strengthen government capacity to combat trafficking in persons (TiP). The precarious security situation in Burundi has created an opportunity for human traffickers who often target the most vulnerable. An estimated…

Source: United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU) |

Second Military Strategic Support Group Workshop Held in Addis Ababa

The workshop was also mandated to develop guidelines, processes and criteria for selection of military staff officers for African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) Headquarters

UNOAU joined the African Union Peace Support Operations Division (AU PSOD) at the 2nd Military Strategic Support Group (MSSG) workshop that was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 1st – 5th July 2019. The workshop included military experts from AU Member States such as Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Senegal, Uganda…

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Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Burundi: Japan, IOM Ramp Up Disease Prevention, Disaster Response and Reintegration Efforts

Enhancing Integrated Capacity and Assistance to Crisis Affected Populations on Disease Outbreaks, Natural Disasters and Returns in Burundi

In poor countries like Burundi, seasonal rains often lead to displacement—due to floods and landslides that impact subsistence farmers and small-scale traders, many of whom are vulnerable are vulnerable to losing farmland and their livelihoods in a matter of minutes. When such misfortune is accompanied by an epidemic, outbreak of…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

New spike in displacement in Eastern DRC further complicates Ebola response, requires urgent relocation and response

IOM is mobilizing the financial resources required to start land development as well as the rapid relocation of IDPs exposed to public health hazards and other protection risks

Renewed violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) region that is struggling to contain the ongoing Ebola outbreak, has claimed the lives of at least 160 people and displaced hundreds of thousands of others, further complicating the response to the public health emergency. “The people who fled…

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Protracted conflicts and adverse weather conditions exacerbate food needs

41 countries in need of food assistance – African Swine Fever threatening food security of a large number of people

Ongoing conflicts and dry weather conditions remain the primary causes of high levels of severe food insecurity, hampering food availability and access for millions of people, according to the Crop Prospects and Food Situation report issued today. The report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations states that 41…

Source: Norwegian Refugee Council |

Congolese refugees fleeing to Uganda nearly double to 8,000 in past month

Refugee reception centres in Uganda are being overwhelmed by the new influx

housands are crossing Lake Albert by boat to Uganda, escaping horrific inter-ethnic violence. Refugee reception centres are being overwhelmed, as emergency aid is running short. Desperate Congolese families are fleeing to safety across the border any way they can. Over 3,000 refugees crossed into Uganda via boat along Lake Albert’s…

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Source: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Coperation |

UAE leaders congratulate President of Burundi on Independence Day

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has sent a message of congratulations to President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi on the occasion of his country's Independence Day. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed…

Source: European Commission |

Humanitarian aid: over €110 million in the Horn of Africa

Since 2018, the EU has provided humanitarian assistance in the Horn of Africa totalling €316.5 million

As the Horn of Africa region continues to be afflicted by severe and prolonged humanitarian crises, the EU announces a new aid package worth €110.5 million. Since 2018, the EU has provided humanitarian assistance in the Horn of Africa totalling €316.5 million. “The EU is committed to assist people in…

Source: Voith |

Voith supplies water to wire solution for small hydropower plant in Burundi

The company will also supervise the installation and commissioning of the plant

Project is of high national importance since it will support the economic and social development for the local population; Works on the East African small hydropower plant Kabu 16 started in March 2019; Significant small hydropower potential in Africa. The technology group Voith ( has won an order to design,…