Burundi

Remotely Monitored Country
January 2017

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
Would likely be at least one phase worse without current or programmed humanitarian assistance

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3+: Crisis or higher
Would likely be at least one phase worse without
current or programmed humanitarian assistance

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

Presence countries:
1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
Remote monitoring
countries:
1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3+: Crisis or higher
Would likely be at least one phase worse without
current or programmed humanitarian assistance

IPC 2.0 Fase de Insegurida d Alimentaria Aguda

1: Minimo
2: Acentuada
3: Crisis
4: Emergencia
5: Hambruna
Se estima que seria al menos una fase peor sin ayuda humanitaria actual o programada

IPC 2.0 Fase de Insegurida d Alimentaria Aguda

1: Minimo
2: Acentuada
3+: Crisis o peor
Se estima que seria al menos una fase
peor sin ayuda humanitaria actual o programada

IPC 2.0 Fase de Insegurida d Alimentaria Aguda

Países presenciales:
1: Minimo
2: Acentuada
3: Crisis
4: Emergencia
5: Hambruna
Países de monitoreo remoto:
1: Minimo
2: Acentuada
3+: Crisis o peor
Se estima que seria al menos una fase
peor sin ayuda humanitaria actual o programada

IPC 2.0 Phase d'Insécurité Alimentaire Aiguë

1: Minimale
2: Stress
3: Crise
4: Urgence
5: Famine
Serait probablement pire, au moins une phase, sans l'assistance humanitaire en cours ou programmée

IPC 2.0 Phase d'Insécurité Alimentaire Aiguë

1: Minimale
2: Stress
3+: Crise ou pire
Serait probablement pire, au moins une phase, sans
l'assistance humanitaire en cours ou programmée

IPC 2.0 Phase d'Insécurité Alimentaire Aiguë

Pays de présence:
1: Minimale
2: Stress
3: Crise
4: Urgence
5: Famine
Pays suivis à distance:
1: Minimale
2: Stress
3+: Crise ou pire
Serait probablement pire, au moins une phase, sans
l'assistance humanitaire en cours ou programmée

IPC 2.0 Fase de Insegurança Alimentar Aguda Baseado

1: Minima
2: Stress
3: Crise
4: Emergência
5: Fome
Poderia ser pior sem a assistência humanitária em vigor ou programad

IPC 2.0 Fase de Insegurança Alimentar Aguda Baseado

1: Minima
2: Stress
3+: Crise ou pior
Poderia ser pior sem a assistência
humanitária em vigor ou programad

IPC 2.0 Fase de Insegurança Alimentar Aguda Baseado

Países com presença:
1: Minima
2: Stress
3: Crise
4: Emergência
5: Fome
Países sem presença:
1: Minima
2: Stress
3+: Crise ou pior
Poderia ser pior sem a assistência
humanitária em vigor ou programad
Key Messages
  • Stressed (IPC Phase 2) outcomes will persist across Burundi, but some poor households in Cankuzo, Kirundo, Muyinga, Rutana, and Ruyigi will move to Crisis (IPC Phase 3) in March, following a below-average season, as household food stocks are expected to deplete earlier, amidst eroded purchasing capacities, constraining food access. Cumulative Season A rainfall was 15-20 percent below average across the country, with marked deficits in eastern areas that were flood-affected during Season B. Continued insecurity also limited cultivation and constrained access to agricultural inputs in localized areas in Rumonge, Bujumbura Rural, Muyinga, Kirundo, and Makamba provinces.

  • Food prices have remained higher than normal into mid-January, limiting poor household food access. Retail maize prices were 42 and 19 percent higher in December compared to November in Muyinga and Ruyigi markets, respectively, while bean prices were 16-22 percent higher. Although Burundi is a net importer of key grains and cereals, national import capacities are highly constrained by the lack of foreign exchange, attributable to persistent macroeconomic disruptions since April 2015, putting additional pressure on prices.

  • According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), as of January 15, about 355,790 Burundian refugees were in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Uganda, and Tanzania, an increase of 28,000 people since December 31. The Humanitarian Information Unit has indicated that as of December 19, there were also about 110,000 internally displaced Burundi nationals throughout the country, who in addition to refugees, face severe funding gaps amounting to about 52 percent of total needs.    

Weather, Climate, and Agriculture

Global Weather Hazards

Remote Sensing Imagery

Feb 2017

Dekad 2 (11th - 20th)
Feb 2017

Dekad 2 (11th - 20th)
Feb 2017

Dekad 2 (11th - 20th)
Seasonal Calendar

Livelihoods

Livelihoods Zone Narrative

Livelihood Zone Map

About FEWS NET

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network is a leading provider of early warning and analysis on food insecurity. Created by USAID in 1985 to help decision-makers plan for humanitarian crises, FEWS NET provides evidence-based analysis on some 35 countries. Implementing team members include NASA, NOAA, USDA, and USGS, along with Chemonics International Inc. and Kimetrica. Read more about our work.