Burundi 2019

Humanitarian Compendium

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Introduction and Needs

TheBurundi is located in an earthquake-prone zone of the Great Lakes Region, often affected by extreme weather and catastrophic natural events. Burundi’s climate-related events, combined with a socio- political and security situation in decline since 2015, have resulted in mass displacement within the country. As of January 2019, 134,054 people are internally displaced in Burundi, 76% of which as a result of natural hazards. Limited access to land and food scarcity are two critical issues faced by Burundi’s displaced population. Poor rainfall, rising costs of food staples and inflation have contributed to the lack of access to food by the most vulnerable of populations. The returns of thousands of Burundians from Tanzania are causing increased pressure on host communities, and create tensions related to access to resources and land.

The humanitarian situation of IDPs is continuing to deteriorate, and humanitarian assistance is critically important, immediately following the occurrence of natural hazards or other emergency events, complemented by early efforts to transition into development-orientated interventions. IOM's Transition and Recovery Department supports the socio-economic reintegration of IDPs and returnees, complementing emergency interventions. The focus of IOM's activities will be on interventions related to peacebuilding, conflict prevention, and resolution within communities that have large numbers of returnees and IDPs. Host community members and local authorities are also targeted through this portfolio.

IOM is co-lead of the NFI/Shelter and CCCM sectors, co-lead of the Anti-Trafficking Task Team, and is actively engaged in the United Nations Country Team (UNCT), the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT), the Programme Management Team Meetings (PMT), the Inter-Sector meetings led by OCHA, the Protection Sector, the Health Sector and the Logistics Sector, and maintains strong connections with the humanitarian and development community and government agencies. IOM works with the National Platform for Natural Disaster and Catastrophes, which represents the ministries that cover the areas of assistance to IDPs, and assists in the implementation and expansion of the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) and further trainings in close collaboration with the volunteers of the Burundian Red Cross.

Note: The planned activities and interventions are a part of the Burundi Humanitarian Response Plan 2019.

Overall Targeted Beneficiaries: 235,183 individuals.
Contact Information: AJ Morgen, IOM Burundi Chief of Mission: amorgen@iom.int, +25722301414, https://www.iom.int/countries/burundi, https://www.facebook.com/IOMBurundi, https://twitter.com/IOMBurundi
International Staff:  18
National Staff:  113
IOM Offices: Main Office: Bujumbura Sub-office: Gitega
Burundi Migration Crisis Operational Framework
Requested 1,850,000 | Received: 385,000 | Percentage funded: 21%

  Shelter and Non-food items

  • Shelter and non-food Items to IDPs affected by flash floods in May 2018
    Amount Requested: USD 50,000.00 Amount Received: USD 50,000.00
    IOM will provide emergency shelter, NFI kits and rental support for 398 households in Nyaza Lac, Burundi, who were affected by flash floods in May 2018.
    Beneficiaries: 398 households

  Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Building

  • Activities to support the environmental (reforestation) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) (terracing, soil conservation)
    Amount Requested: USD 200,000.00 Amount Received: USD 0.00
    To support host communities living in Burundi to absorb returnees and IDPs. The interventions will include community infrastructure rehabilitation, including disaster risk reduction focused projects. This relates specifically to the construction and rehabilitation of drainage canals coupled with soil conservation and reforestation efforts.
    Beneficiaries: 10,000 direct beneficiaries (60,000 indirect beneficiaries)

  Technical Assistance for Humanitarian Border Management

  • Reinforcement of Humanitarian Border Management in Burundi
    Amount Requested: USD 1,000,000.00 Amount Received: USD 335,000.00
    Humanitarian Border Management (HBM) covers border operations before, during and after humanitarian crises which trigger mass cross-border migration. HBM recognizes the necessity of ensuring that border authorities are prepared to respond appropriately to cross-border movements arising from both natural and man-made disasters, in a way that protects crisis-affected migrants and guarantees their human rights and interests, while respecting national sovereignty and security. IOM, in accordance with MCOF principles, is well-positioned to provide capacity building assistance to the Government of Burundi and other relevant stakeholders at times of emergency situations arising from natural and/or human-made disasters, to strengthen the level of preparedness to a sudden crisis, involving massive flow at the borders. It includes the following activities: i) a humanitarian border management assessment, within the framework of a Humanitarian Border Management Model disaggregated into a number of distinct elements: the Regulatory Framework, Administration, Operations, and Information Sharing. This model provides for a comprehensive analysis of the major elements of border management systems, including procedures, identity management, interagency and international co-operation, monitoring and reporting; ii) Technical/technological enhancements of border entry points to reinforce capacities of the Government in case of a crisis; iii) Development of HBM standard operating procedures (SOPs); iv) Facilitation of cross-border meetings and workshops among border frontline officers to forge sustainable cross-border relationships; and v) Organization of HBM simulation exercises to test contingency plans and reinforce them after the simulation, and implication of local communities, using a community-oriented approach to strengthen the relationship and the trust between border communities and officials.
    Beneficiaries: 300 border police officers (1,000 persons in local communities)

  Health Support

  • Capacity strengthening for public health preparedness and response in border communities
    Amount Requested: USD 600,000.00 Amount Received: USD 0.00
    Capacity strengthening of Points of Entry through training of border officials on HBMM and purchase of basic equipment (electronics) and materials to support border health surveillance. Support the establishment of a common platform for cross-border (pilot) collaboration between Burundi and the DRC. Capacity strengthening including awareness campaigns, information dissemination in border communities on prevention and response to events of potential public health significance.
    Beneficiaries: 120 health and non-health border officials (benefitting 2,500 persons in border communities)
Strategie nationale de reintegration socio economique des personnes sinistrees au Burundi (2017)
Requested 800,000 | Received: 0 | Percentage funded: 0%

  Activities to Support Community Stabilization and Transition

  • Activities to Support Community Stabilization and Transition - Burundi
    Amount Requested: USD 800,000.00 Amount Received: USD 0.00
    To support host communities living in Burundi to absorb returnees and IDPs. The Intervention will include: community infrastructure rehabilitation, short term employment opportunities coupled with vocational training; and social cohesion activities to strengthen peace including sports, arts, and educational activities.
    Beneficiaries: 25,000 direct beneficiaries (150,000 indirect beneficiaries)
Burundi Humanitarian Response Plan 2019
Requested 4,900,001 | Received: 2,175,796 | Percentage funded: 44%


  • Migrant Protection and Assistance - Burundi
    Amount Requested: USD 2,500,000.00 Amount Received: USD 700,000.00
    The objective of IOM's protection activities is to monitor and advocate for promotion and respect for migrants' rights. This will be accomplished by promoting a community-based approach and providing protection services to persons at heightened risk. Activities will encompass enhancing the access and the quality of response and prevention services for individuals at-risk of GBV, in addition to quality child protection services and Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) for girls and boys. As part of the protection activities, IOM will identify and support migrants at heightened risk as well as Victims of Trafficking (VoTs) through services such as case management, safe shelter, and referrals. IOM will raise awareness in GBV and community-based protection mechanisms. Unaccompanied and separated children, children with disabilities, children affected by violence, abuse, neglect, or exploitation will be identified, documented and benefit from case management services. IOM will also continue to advocate for the mainstreaming of protection principles.
    Beneficiaries: 6,000 displaced persons and returnees

  Shelter and Non-food items

  • Emergency shelter response for affected populations including internally displaced persons and returnees from the United Republic of Tanzania
    Amount Requested: USD 900,001.00 Amount Received: USD 900,001.00
    The proposed 6-month project aims to continue the emergency shelter and NFI response to internally displaced populations, returnees and host communities. Using data provided by IOM's Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), IOM's Emergency Event Tracking system (EET) will be reinforced and expanded to include the launch of an emergency response team to assess and provide timely shelter response to EET-identified victims of emergency events. Through this project, emergency shelter repair kits and grants for rental assistance will be provided, along with NFI support, to internally displaced persons, returnees from the United Republic of Tanzania, host communities and victims of emergency events.
    Beneficiaries: 12,875 individuals (5,900 IDPs and 6,975 returnees)

  Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM)

  • Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) - Burundi
    Amount Requested: USD 1,500,000.00 Amount Received: USD 575,795.00
    The intervention will include: community infrastructure rehabilitation, including disaster risk reduction focused projects; short term employment opportunities coupled with vocational trainings; social cohesion activities to strengthen peace including sports, arts, and educational activities.
    Beneficiaries: 185,000 beneficiaries (including 147,086 IDPs)