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UNICEF Burundi: Humanitarian Situation Report - 28 February 2018

Highlights

  • 560 children and adolescents living and working in the streets, 42 girls and 518 boys, have been arbitrarily arrested and detained since December 2017. All of them have been released following joint advocacy efforts from UNICEF and partners.
  • About 8093 Congolese, more than half children, have fled increased fighting in South Kivu (DR Congo) for the Provinces of Rumonge and Nyanza-Lac in Burundi. The Humanitarian Country Team, under the leadership of UNCHR, is providing urgent assistance. An additional influx of 7,000 people is expected by the end of April 2018.
  • UNICEF Burundi is facing a serious funding shortfall, with only 7 per cent of 2018 HAC funding available. Without additional funds, UNICEF will not be able to address the essential needs of children and women in Burundi.
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Organization(s): 
United Nations Children's Fund
Original Publication Date: 
07 Mar 2018
Document type: 
Situation Report
Location(s): 
Burundi