Burundi - Situation report June 2016

Burundi - Situation report June 2016
Jun 2016

Key messages

  • As a result of the socio-political crisis and floods, rural and urban populations in Burundi have sold part of their assets, crops and small livestock, causing the deterioration of their already fragile livelihoods.
  • An estimated 90 000 people were affected by the El Niño phenomenon (heavy rains, strong winds, floods and landslides).
  • It is essential to support vulnerable populations to immediately resume agricultural activities, as well as farmers to remain in their fields - when safe - to ensure food production and restore livelihoods.
  • There is an urgent need for vulnerable households to access and diversify sources of food and income generating activities (mainly involving youth).
  • FAO urgently requires USD 3.35 million to support 50 000 households with emergency agricultural kits for planting season A (September ‒ October 2016) to ensure agricultural activities and strengthen their resilience.