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Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation Burundi 10528.1

After a decade of civil war and a three-year transition, Burundi held its first successful post-war democratic elections in August 2005. The political and security situation in the country remains unpredictable, with ongoing peace talks with the last rebel group Front national de libération – Palipehutu.

In 2009–2010, WFP will support the recovery process, work to mitigate the effects of the protracted crisis, and prepare for a hand-over of activities and for a shift to development and joint United Nations programming beyond 2010. WFP’s strategy is consistent with Millennium Development Goals 1–7, the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (2006–2010) and the United Nations Integrated Framework for Peace Consolidation, which reflects government priorities in disarmament and reintegration, HIV and AIDS, restoration of basic services, improved food security and promotion of livelihoods.

Geographic and beneficiary targeting is based on a WFP secondary data analysis, the Food Security Monitoring System of WFP and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the recommendations of 2008 programme reviews. Adjustments will be made as required against the results of the September 2008 comprehensive food security and vulnerability analysis.

The new operation is in line with WFP’s Strategic Objectives 1–4.

Operation documents
Budget revisions
Resourcing updates
WFP Offices
Country at a glance 2014
Planned Beneficiaries0
Beneficiary needs (mt)26,774
Beneficiary needs ($US)38,652,314
Donors - 2014 ($US)
Donors - Directed contributions
Multilateral contributionsUS$ 3,608,601
USA3,321,000
Netherlands2,552,620
Canada897,666
Private Donors614,705
UN CERF576,510
Burundi569,347
Switzerland277,162
Intl Conference on the Great Lakes Rgn60,000
Threats to food security
  • Poverty
  • High density of population 
  • Limited access to land 
  • Loss of soil productivity
  • Erratic rainfall and climatic changes
  • Plant diseases
  • High food prices