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January 13, 2016
Food Security Situation
Due to ongoing political unrest in Burundi, thousands are fleeing into neighboring countries, and agricultural production has been disrupted, leading to below-normal harvests. By late December 2015, UNHCR estimated more than 228,000 refugees have crossed borders into neighboring countries.
Stressed (IPC Phase 2) acute food insecurity is likely to persist in these conflict-affected areas as a result of these factors.
Food Assistance Programs
The Office of Food for Peace (FFP) supports the UN World Food Program (WFP) in targeting one million refugees, returnees and host communities in Cancuzo, Ngozi, Ruyigi, Muyinga, Makamba and Rutana provinces. The program entails general food distributions, food for assets activities, and targeted supplementary feeding for pregnant and lactating women and children under two.
FFP supports the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in providing Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) to treat severe acute malnutrition of children under five.
FFP partners with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in Muyinga province with a focus on improving the nutritional status of children during their first 1,000 days of life. CRS seeks to reduce chronic malnutrition in children under five, strengthen community level systems for health and nutrition, introduce behavior changes that promote better health and nutrition, and increase regular access to nutritious food.
Food for Peace Contributions
|U.S. Dollars||Metric Tons|
|Fiscal Year 2016||$3.4 million||2,100 MT|
|Fiscal Year 2015||$23.7 million||6,590 MT|
|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 2016 Contribution Breakdown:
|U.S. Dollars||Metric Tons|
|Title II Development||----||----|
|Title II Emergency||$3.4 million||2,100 MT|
|Emergency Food Security Program (EFSP)||----||----|
Food Security Situation information provided by FEWS NET as of January 2016.
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: January 13, 2016