301,994 Refugees seeking asylum in neighboring countries (UNHCR, 27 September 2016)
5,431,828 Reported malaria cases (MOH, 22 September 2016)
285 Reported cases of cholera (MOH, 27 September 2016)
38% unfunded UNICEF Burundi 2016 Humanitarian Action for Children (HAC) appeal: US$16.54m
The number of refugees seeking asylum in neighboring countries has almost doubled in September compared to previous months, driving the total number of Burundi refugees to 301,994, the majority of whom continue to be children (54.6%).
Results from the first round of mass screening in six food insecure provinces revealed a global acute malnutrition (GAM) rate of children under 5 of 2.2% in the urban area of Bujumbura and 7.2% in northern Kirundo province.
Over the past month, nearly 3,000 children benefited from recreational activities and psychosocial support in the 45 Child-Friendly Spaces operating in Bujumbura and Rumonge.