At least 400 people, mostly civilians, have been killed since 26 April 2015. Over 230,000 Burundians have ed their country, while at least 15,000 others are internally displaced in two provinces. With major cuts anticipated in health, education and agriculture sectors, the 29 December 2015 new austerity budget could further heighten the vulnerability of many Burundians and limit their access to basic services. A shortage of essential drugs is already reported in the country. Besides health, major concerns remain in the protection, foods security and nutrition sectors.
Burundi Contingency Plan Funding requirements for 2015
In 2015 only $7.2 million of the required $39.3 million was received to implement the humanitarian contingency plan. In January 2016 the UN Central Emergency Response Fund conrmed a $13 million grant for the underfunded humanitarian response. These funds will be used to respond to the most urgent needs while humanitarian partners work together to develop a Burundi Humanitarian Response Plan for 2016.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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