In 2020, Burundi was hit by devastating natural disasters, triggering population displacements and significantly affecting agricultural production. The situation was further worsened by the socio-economic impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and related necessary containment measures. In addition, a significant proportion of Burundian refugees returned to their home country, adding pressure to the already fragile humanitarian context.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is working with partners in the Food Security Cluster to:
- Improve the food security and nutrition of the most vulnerable households.
- Safeguard the livelihoods of the most vulnerable households in order to increase their self-reliance and strengthen their resilience to future shocks.