Burundi Humanitarian Emergency

A woman and her two small children flee into Tanzania by boat.

Country Population:

11.2 mil

Level of crisis

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

Burundi, one of Africa’s most densely populated countries, continues to face political instability and violence, high levels of poverty and rising food insecurity. Recurrent and devastating natural disasters drive population displacement and add to pre-existing humanitarian needs. UNFPA leads the gender-based violence sub-cluster in Burundi and supports existing health structures with provision of sexual and reproductive health services, including maternal and newborn health care and family planning. Meeting the SRH needs of adolescents and young people constitutes another priority for UNFPA in Burundi.

Humanitarian needs

Last updated on - April 2021

Total people in need

2.3 million

Women of reproductive age


Pregnant women


Young people


Humanitarian funding

Resources in US$

Key results2020

Total people reached with all types of GBV services

Number of women of reproductive age (aged 15-49) reached with SRH services

Number of people reached with SRH/GBV information and awareness activities

Number of people reached with personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies

Dignity Kits distributed

Number of health facilities that provide specialized GBV services (including Clinical Management of Rape), supported by UNFPA

Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health

Personnel trained on clinical management of rape

  • 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.

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