Prices seasonally rise as lean season progresses
- Though most households have Minimal (IPC Phase 1) food insecurity, poor households in the Plateaux Humides and Congo Nile Crest zones will face Stressed (IPC Phase 2) levels of food insecurity until harvests begin in December. These areas experienced below-average production last season. In addition, there are fewer opportunities for households to migrate to Tanzania for work, given the recent expulsion of Burundians from Tanzania.
- Bean prices are 34 percent above the five-year average in Ngozi, a key market in the Plateaux Humides zone. Prices of other staple commodities, such as cassava flour and banana, were also above average in September.
- Approximately 39,000 Burundians were expelled from Tanzania as illegal immigrants in September, adding to the existing refugee, returnee, and IDP population of approximately 170,000 people within Burundi. This new returnee population requires continued humanitarian assistance to meet essential food and non-food needs.
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