Burundi Humanitarian Emergency

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

Burundi is among Africa’s most densely populated countries and prone to cyclic conflicts, political instability and violence. Security incidents, continuing political tensions, and a stalled peace process, coupled with rising food insecurity, has resulted in the deterioration of the humanitarian situation including ongoing population displacement and refugee outflow. There are 3.6 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. More than 400,000 Burundians have fled to neighbouring countries, primarily the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. Out of the refugee population, 54 percent are children. Refugees staying at camps have also reported a high number gender-based violence incidents. UNFPA is leading the gender-based violence sub-cluster.

Country Population: 11.2 mil

Humanitarian needs

1.83 million
Last updated on - 01 December 2018
UNFPA Tanzania/Sawiche Wamunza

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2018

  • People Reached
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries
    Affected population who directly benefited from all types of emergency RH kits
    Women and girls accessing services provided through Service Delivery Points (SDPs) that are equipped with Post-Rape Kits
    GBV survivors reached
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
  • Services delivered
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    Number of safe spaces
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
    Maternity health facilities/tents/homes operationalized with UNFPA support
    Dignity Kits distributed
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    Has established a functional system for safe and ethical gender-based incident data management

Emergencies related listing

  • 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.