Humanitarian Health Action

Burundi situation reports


  • 20 May 2015

  • 19 May 2015

    Kigoma and Kagera region have received 103 531 asylum seekers from Burundi by 16 May 2015, mainly through Kigoma region. Most of them (over 90%) entered through Kagunga village. The asylum seekers are kept at Kagunga entry point before transfer to Nyarugusu refugee camp via a temporary transit point in Kigoma town (Lake Tanganyika stadium). Health, water and sanitation facilities at this site are limited and there is now a cholera outbreak at the site. Number of actual cholera cases reported today was 196. Also there were 117 malaria cases and 123 other cases


  • 14 July 2011

    Impact on the health of communities in the Horn of Africa

    The health and nutritional status of many communities in the Horn of Africa is fast deteriorating. The cycle of hunger-ill-health-poverty means that fewer resources are dedicated to health care just as health needs increase as a result of poor diet. Lack of water and precarious sanitation further increase the risk of communicable diseases.

  • 8 July 2011

    Drought and food crisis in the Horn of Africa

    The Horn of Africa is facing what has been described as the worst drought in over half a century. Around ten million people in Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia and Uganda are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance.