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Burundi: Current Acute Food Insecurity Situation May-June 2016

01/05/2016 - 30/06/2016
Approximately 2.3 million, 23% of the population, is estimated in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) and Emergency (IPC Phase 4)

HOW MANY and WHERE: Dry lands of eastern region and wet lands, except the province of Ngozi, are classified into IPC Phase 3, Crisis, from May to June 2016. Some municipalities located around Bujumbura, Nyanza-Lac and Giharo are also classified in IPC Phase 3. The number of people in IPC Phase 3 (Crisis) and Phase 4 (Emergency) is approximately 2.3 million, or 23% of all population.


WHY: Poor food consumption, high malnutrition, progressive degradation of livelihoods and low food availability due to the poor performance of the agricultural season are the main causes of this crisis. The socio-political crisis prevailing since mid-2015 has caused population displacement, loss of job opportunities as well as the restriction of usual and seasonal movement of goods and people not only inside the country but also to neighbouring countries, namely Rwanda and Tanzania. 


RECOMMENDED ACTIONS: Protection of livelihoods of 23% of the rural population that is in Crisis is essential, in the short- and medium-term period. 


Download the report of the IPC Acute Food Insecurity Analysis (in french) below >> 

Food Security ClustersFEWS NETFAOThe Comité permanent Inter-Etats de Lutte contre la Sécheresse dans le Sahel (CILSS)CARE InternationalACF
The World Food Programme (WFP)unicefSICASave the ChildrenOxfamThe Joint research Center (JRC) of the European CommissionIGAD