Burundi: Acute Food Insecurity Situation July - September 2018 and Projection for October - December 2018
(Attached Report in French)
01.07.2018 > 31.12.2018


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Between July and September, the current period of harvest and post-harvest, 98,000 people (1%) were classified in the Emergency phase (IPC Phase 4), 1,301,000 (12%) were classified in the Crisis phase (IPC Phase 3), 4,700,000 (43%) in the Stressed phase (IPC Phase 2) and 4,850,000 (44%) in the Minimal Food Insecurity phase (IPC Phase 1). During the next lean season from October to December 2018, the population in Crisis and Emergency phases will increase to 1,720,000 people (16% of the total rural population) compared to the 1,400,000 people (13%) from July to September 2018; an increase of 23% over the current period.

For the current analysis, the Crisis Phase 3 has been noted in Kigwena, Mutambara (integrated rural village), Buzimba and Busebwa – sites housing victims of climatic hazards (floods and landslides) in the Rumonge commune of the Rumonge province, as well as the sites of Gatumba and Buterere of Bujumbura province. In addition to the victims of the climatic hazards cited, the people in the Emergency and Crisis phases are also the farmers whose fields were washed away by the rains of March and April 2018, to which are added the recent returnees and repatriates.

Against a background of very pronounced chronic food insecurity, the climatic hazards linked to the torrential rains of March and April 2018 (floods, river floods and landslides), as well as the lingering effects of the 2015 security disruptions, are the main immediate consequences of this Crisis and Emergency food insecurity situation. The consequences of the 2015 crisis mainly concern repatriates / returnees coming mainly from Tanzania towards "Dépressions de l’Est", "Dépressions du Nord" and Buragane communes, as well as those displaced from Rwanda.

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