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April 3, 2014
Food Security Situation
According to International Food Policy and Research Institute’s (IFPRI) 2013 Global Hunger Index, Burundi has an extremely alarming level of hunger based on high levels of undernourishment, underweight children, and child mortality.
According to the February 2014 Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWSNET) Report, most households will have minimal (IPC Phase 1) food insecurity through June. From March to June, Stressed (IPC Phase 2) food insecurity is expected in the Plateaux Humides zone as well as Bugendana and Bweru districts due to localized Season A production deficits. These households are expected to rely on market purchases earlier than normal, while prices of some key commodities will be above average. Higher prices will impact purchasing power, particularly for poor households.
On 9 and 10 February 2014, flooding and landslides hit households in the northern areas of Bujumbura leaving 77 dead, 182 injured and nearly 4,000 houses destroyed or severely damaged.
Food Assistance Programs
The Office of Food for Peace (FFP) supports the UN World Food Program (WFP) in targeting 252,000 refugees, returnees, and host communities in Ngozi, Ruyigi, Muyinga, Makamba, Bururi, and Rutana provinces with general food distributions, food vouchers, supplementary feeding, and funding the Comprehensive Food Security and Nutrition Vulnerability.
FFP partners with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in Ruyigi and Cankuzo provinces and focuses on children during their first 1,000 days of life and their mothers (50,000 mother/child pairs) and seeks to improve access to health services, introduce behavior changes that promote better health and nutrition, and increase access to nutritious food.
Food for Peace Contributions
|U.S. Dollars||Metric Tons|
|Fiscal Year 2014||$12.7 million||5,310 MT|
|Fiscal Year 2013||$19.3 million||12,920 MT|
|Fiscal Year 2012||$19.4 million||14,050 MT|
|Fiscal Year 2011||$27.3 million||26,180 MT|
|Fiscal Year 2010||$11.1 million||15,930 MT|
Fiscal Year 2014 Contribution Breakdown:
|U.S. Dollars||Metric Tons|
|Title II Development||----||----|
|Title II Emergency||$9.4 million||5,310 MT|
|Emergency Food Security Program (EFSP)||$3.3 million||----|
Food Security Situation information provided by WFP, IFPRI and FEWSNET as of March 2014.
Country Specific Guidance:
- USAID Office of Food for Peace: Food Security Country Framework for Burundi FY 2014-2019 (PDF, 1 MB)
- Engender Burundi Sexual Violence Assessment Final Report (PDF, 585 KB)
- 2008 Burundi Population Survey: Household and Housing (PDF, 960 KB)
- 2008 Burundi Population Survey: Mortality (PDF, 5 MB)
- 2008 Burundi Population Survey: Poverty (PDF, 1 MB)
Additional Resources from FY 2010:
Last updated: May 29, 2014