Continued insecurity disrupts access to food and income
Above-average October to December Season A rainfall, driven in part by the ongoing El Niño, has resulted in average harvests across much of Burundi. However, harvests were below-average in conflict-affected areas where displacements and reduced access to inputs disrupted production. Some households in the conflictaffected provinces of Bujumbura Mairie, Citiboke, Kirundo, Makamba, Muyinga, Mwaro, and Rumonge are in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) while many households remain Stressed (IPC Phase 2).
According to the United Nations Commissioner for Refugees, as of February 25, 245,265 Burundi refugees have been displaced to Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Additionally, a recorded 25,081 persons are internally displaced in Kirundo, Makamba, and Rutana Provinces. Continued insecurity and additional displacements are expected.