Burundi 2014

In February, 2014, torrential rains resulted in extensive floods and landslides in five communes of Burundi’s capital, Bujumbura. More than 70 people lost their lives, some 180 people were injured and close to 20,000 people were displaced.

Burundi is one of the poorest countries in the world and many of the affected areas are home to internally displaced people and refugees, mainly form the Democratic Republic of Congo.

In March, the Emergency Relief Coordinator approved a $2 million rapid response CERF allocation for the provision of emergency assistance including food, access to potable water, sanitation services and camp management.

 

CERF in Action - Rapid Response