Burundi – Stability Index Round 2 (January-June 2023)




DTM Burundi, DTMBurundi@iom.int
Period Covered
Jan 01 2023
Jun 30 2023
  • Survey

The Stability Index includes data collected through interviews with key informants at the local level in the target provinces affected by internal displacement and return movements of Burundian refugees from neighbouring countries. Key informants, IDP and returnee leaders, community workers and Red Cross volunteers, were interviewed at each location by surveyors in June 2023. The key informant method has the advantage of allowing coverage of many hills. Several key informants were interviewed in each hill3, allowing IOM to validate the information.

In total, 363 places of return and/or displacement evaluated in the first round were also assessed during the second round in the same provinces of Cankuzo, Cibitoke, Kirundo, Makamba, Muyinga, Rumonge, Rutana and Ruyigi to allow the observation of changes over time. Using the results of the DTM baseline assessments and the mapping of returnees provided by UNHCR, hills were selected in order to identify areas where large numbers of IDPs and returnees are located. The recurrence of weather-related hazards due to climate change and the large number of returnees were a key factor in the selection of hills (localities)