Burundi — Displacement Report (January 2020)

Contact
DTM Burundi, DTMBurundi@iom.int
Language
English
Location
Burundi
Period Covered
Jan 01 2020
Jan 31 2020
Activity
  • Mobility Tracking
  • Baseline Assessment

Summary

In January 2020, the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) recorded 112,522 internally displaced people (IDP) and 24,788 displaced households. Of these displacements, 79 per cent were displaced due to natural disasters while 21 per cent were displaced due to other reasons. Of the total IDP population, 55 per cent are female and 45 per cent are males.

During the month of January, an overall increase of 8 per cent in the number of IDPs was recorded. The major increases are mainly due to natural disasters, especially the torrential rains that have raged in recent months and caused a lot of material and human damages. Indeed, torrential rains caused 71 per cent of the new displacements followed by landslides (26%) and strong winds (3%).