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 and insecurity and with 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. ?
The economic crisis, widespread poverty, and climatic factors are the main drivers of food insecurity. ?Although the number of people facing food insecurity has declined in 2018, 1.67 million people are still estimated to face crisis and emergency levels, exacerbated by population density and movement? The main trigger of internal displacement are climatic hazards such as dry spells or floods, therefore IDP figures vary across seasons. 65% of the Burundian population live below the poverty line and it is the country most affected by chronic malnutrition worldwide. ?
No recent significant humanitarian developments. The crisis is being monitored by our analysis team.
Crisis Severity: 3.5
Humanitarian Conditions: 3.5
Access Constraints: 3
Information courtesy of ACAPS. https://www.acaps.org/
10 Common Operating Datasets or CCCM-tagged datsets are on the Humanitarian Data Exchange:
- Burundi Displacement Data - Emergency Event Tracking [IOM DTM] - International Organization for Migration (IOM) - 09/29/2019-10/05/2019
- Eastern and Southern Africa Refugees and IDPs Situation and Response - UNICEF ESARO - 10/01/2019
- Burundi - Internally displaced persons - IDPs - IDMC - 01/01/2008-12/31/2018
- Burundi administrative level (0, 1, and 2) administrative boundaries - IGEBU and OCHA Burundi - 11/07/2017
- Burundi Displacement Data - Baseline Assessment [IOM DTM] - International Organization for Migration (IOM) - 07/31/2019
- 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
- Burundi - UNICEF Response 30 June 2017 - UNICEF ESARO - 06/30/2017
- UNICEF Burundi Great Lakes 30 June 2017 - UNICEF ESARO - 06/30/2017