Burundi has been in crisis since April 2015 after President Nkurunziza’s announcement to run for a third term. The economy has declined significantly due to political instability, insecurity and the suspension of foreign aid which was 48% of the national income in 2015. ?Despite a decrease in overt violence since 2016, violations such as disappearances and torture by the police, military, and the ruling party’s youth league, Imbonerakure, persist. ? Although the president has now rescinded his decison to run in the elections, political persecution still continues with the Burundian government admitting to killing 22 ‘wrongdoers’ outside Bujumbura at the end of February 2020.?Insecurity and political persecution have led to displacements, with over 300,000 Burundian refugees in Tanzania, Rwanda, the DRC and Uganda.?
The economic crisis, widespread poverty, and climatic factors are the main drivers of food insecurity. Over 1.7m people are considered in need from the protracted complex crisis, with more than 750,000 people facing severe humanitarian conditions.? Food insecurity is heightened by continuous dry spells, absence of adequate rains and endemic drought that has been affecting not just Burundi, but the Southern African regional bloc.
No recent significant humanitarian developments. The crisis is being monitored by our analysis team.
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Crisis Severity: 2.8
Humanitarian Conditions: 2.5
Access Constraints: 3
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|Burundi | Aperçu de la situation humanitaire-01/04/2020 [FR/EN]||01 Apr 2020|
|Burundi | Présence opérationnelle des acteurs humanitaires - 25 mars 2020 [FR]||26 Mar 2020|
|Aperçu des besoins humanitaires||26 Mar 2020|
|Burundi | Plan de réponse humanitaire-25 mars 2020 [FR]||26 Mar 2020|
|Burundi | Suivi des financements du Plan de Réponse Humanitaire (au 24 Mars 2020) [FR/EN]||25 Mar 2020|
|Burundi : Tableau de bord de suivi des flux (Février 2020)||02 Apr 2020|
|IOM Burundi Flow Monitoring Dashboard, February 2020||02 Apr 2020|
|Burundi: Aperçu Humanitaire (Mars 2020)||01 Apr 2020|
|Burundi: Humanitarian Snapshot (March 2020)||01 Apr 2020|
|Burundi : Tableau de bord de Suivi des flux - Maladie à virus Ebola (MVE) contexte (…||01 Apr 2020|
12 Common Operating Datasets or CCCM-tagged datsets are on the Humanitarian Data Exchange:
- Burundi - Internally displaced persons - IDPs - IDMC - 01/01/2008-12/31/2018
- Burundi Displacement - [IDPs] - Baseline Assessment [IOM DTM] - International Organization for Migration (IOM) - 01/24/2020
- Burundi Displacement Data - Emergency Event Tracking [IOM DTM] - International Organization for Migration (IOM) - 03/02/2020-03/08/2020
- Eastern and Southern Africa Risk Analysis - UNICEF ESARO - 03/06/2020
- Burundi administrative level (0, 1, and 2) administrative boundaries - IGEBU and OCHA Burundi - 11/07/2017
- Eastern and Southern Africa Refugees and IDPs Situation and Response - UNICEF ESARO - 12/31/2019
- Eastern and Southern Africa Humanitarian Situation and Response - UNICEF ESARO - 12/11/2019
- Burundi administrative level 0-2 population statistics (2018) - for Administrative levels 0 and 1: UNFPA and ISTEEBU - 09/26/2018
- Burundi Displacement Data - Site Assessment [IOM DTM] - International Organization for Migration (IOM) - 03/31/2018
- Burundi - Health District Boundaries (2017) - OCHA Burundi - 07/09/2017