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April 3, 2013
Food Security Situation
According to International Food Policy and Research Institute’s (IFPRI) 2012 Global Hunger Index, Burundi has an extremely alarming level of hunger including high levels of undernourishment, child underweight, and child mortality.
According to the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET), households will face minimal to no acute food insecurity through June 2013. However, returnees living in rural villages, refugees living in camps, and poor households living in warm lowlands and highland areas will be stressed at times during the next six months.
The December 2012 closure of the Mtabila refugee camp in Tanzania is expected to lead to the return of over 35,000 Burundian refugees who may need emergency food assistance.
Food Assistance Programs
The Office of Food for Peace (FFP) partners with the UN World Food Program (WFP) to target up to 280,000 refugees, returnees, and host community members in Ngozi, Ruyigi, Muyinga, Makamba, Bururi, and Rutana provinces. Additionally, FFP partners with WFP to provide supplementary feeding to approximately 23,000 moderately malnourished people and emergency school feeding to approximately 85,000 children. Finally, FFP partners with the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to ready-to-use therapeutic food to address severe acute malnutrition.
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 2013||$17.0 million||12,680 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||15,930MT|
|Fiscal Year 2009||$20.1 million||24,620 MT|
Fiscal Year 2013 Contribution Breakdown:
|U.S. Dollars||Metric Tons|
|Title II Development||$6.9 million||6,530 MT|
|Title II Emergency||$10.1 million||6,150 MT|
|Emergency Food Security Program (EFSP)||----||----|
Food Security Situation information provided by IFPRI, FEWSNET and WFP as of April 2013.
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Last updated: April 04, 2013