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
Level of Crisis:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Humanitarian needs

3.60 million
1.14 million
Last updated on - 01 Septiembre 2018
UNFPA Tanzania/Sawiche Wamunza

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2018

  • People Reached
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    GBV survivors reached
  • Services delivered
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    Dignity Kits distributed
  • Capacity building
    Personnel trained on clinical management of rape
    Personnel trained on psycho-social support
    Personal de salud capacitado en el manejo de violencia de género
  • 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.