Burundi Humanitarian Emergency

A woman and her two small children flee into Tanzania by boat.
UNFPA Tanzania/Sawiche Wamunza

Since violent protests erupted against the government in 2015, more than 300,000 people have fled the country or been internally displaced. At the same time, Burundi hosts more than 50,000 refugees from neighbouring countries. The women and girls in these circumstances are more vulnerable to gender-based violence due to the long distances they must travel to reach safety, and often do not have access to life-saving sexual and reproductive health services. UNFPA and partners work to provide these services to the populations in need and support mechanisms to prevent and respond to gender-based violence.

Country Population: 11.2 mil
Level of Crisis:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Humanitarian needs

1.10 million
275,000
44,000
149,838
Last updated on - 01 January 2017
UNFPA Tanzania/Sawiche Wamunza

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2016

  • Services delivered
    Total people reached with sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence services in humanitarian settings
    28,522
    Number of mobile clinics
    1
    Number of facilities supported that provide emergency obstetric care
    46
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
    36
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    192
    Health personnel trained on Reproductive Health Kits
    74
    Health personnel trained on gender-based violence case management
    57

Emergencies updates and resources

Disclaimer
  • Results data are reported and updated as they become available.
  • - Targets and UNFPA's populations of concern, including women of reproductive age and pregnant women, are estimated using the MISP calculator.
  • - Funding estimates are based on country planning processes, including inter-agency humanitarian response plans and regional refugee and resilience plans.
  • L1: Humanitarian crises in which the national and international resources available in the affected country are sufficient for the required response.
  • L2: Humanitarian crises requiring significant support from neighbouring countries, regional organizations and possibly humanitarian agency headquarters.
  • L3: Major, sudden-onset humanitarian crises requiring mobilization across the humanitarian system.
  • Crisis levels are determined by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, a forum of UN and non-UN humanitarian partners.