Food Assistance Fact Sheet - Burundi

August 19, 2014

Food Security Situation

Map of Burundi
CIA World Factbook
  • 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.

  • The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWSNET) has indicated because of poor rainfall, production in northeast provinces is estimated to be 40 to 60 percent below average. In areas where rainfall was relatively better, production deficits were between 10 to 30 percent.

  • Poor households in northeastern livelihood zones are expected to face Stressed (IPC Phase 2) acute food insecurity from July to November.  Food security conditions are expected to improve with the availability of Season A green harvests in December.

 

 

Food Assistance Programs

  • The Office of Food for Peace (FFP) supports the UN World Food Program (WFP) in targeting 245,000 refugees, returnees, and host communities in Cancuzo, Ngozi, Ruyigi, Muyinga, Makamba, and Rutana provinces. The program entails general food distributions, food vouchers, supplementary feeding to approximately 35,000 moderately malnourished people, funding the Comprehensive Food Security and Nutrition Vulnerability Assessment, and floods assistance. FFP also supports UNICEF, to reach 16,500 severely acute malnourished children with ready-to-use therapeutic food. The Office of Food for Peace (FFP) supports the UN World Food Program (WFP) in targeting 245,000 refugees, returnees, and host communities in Cancuzo, Ngozi, Ruyigi, Muyinga, Makamba, and Rutana provinces. The program entails general food distributions, food vouchers, supplementary feeding to approximately 35,000 moderately malnourished people, funding the Comprehensive Food Security and Nutrition Vulnerability Assessment, and floods assistance. FFP also supports UNICEF, to reach 16,500 severely acute malnourished children with ready-to-use therapeutic food.

  • 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). CRS 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

    Total Contributions:

      U.S. Dollars Metric Tons
    Fiscal Year 2014 $20.7 million 6,250 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 $7.5 million ----
    Title II Emergency $9.9 million 6,020 MT
    Emergency Food Security Program (EFSP) $3.3 million 230 MT

    Food Security Situation information provided by FEWSNET as of August 2014.

    Country Specific Guidance:

    Additional Resources from FY 2010:

    Last updated: August 19, 2014

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