The post-election political crisis in Burundi continues to deteriorate. According to UNHCR, more than 200,000 people have ed to neighbouring countries since 1 April 2015. Preliminary results of the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) that IOM recently carried out with the Burundian Red Cross in Kirundo and Makamba provinces indicate that nearly 15,000 Burundians are internally displaced, mostly in Makamba. In recent weeks the capital Bujumbura in particular has seen increased shootings and grenade attacks in several districts, which has resulted in civilian casualties and included targeted killings of government ofcials and political opponents, as well as an increase in arbitrary arrests and detentions. The UN warns of a 'rapidly worsening' human rights and security situation. The humanitarian situation has not changed drastically in spite of the upsurge of violence in Burundi. However, protection, humanitarian access, food security, nutrition, health and WASH sectors remain areas of concern due to the growing insecurity, continued deterioration of socio-economic impact and potential El Niño impact.
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