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Official launch of the 2023 humanitarian response plan

As for the Representative of OCHA Office in Burundi Mrs Noroarisoa RAKOTOMALALA, the Ambassador of the United States of America to Burundi Mrs Mélanie H.Higgns, the Belgian Ambassador to Burundi Mr Alain Van-Gucht and the acting resident Coordinator of the United Nations in Burundi Mr John Agbor thanked the Government of Burundi for the important role it plays in providing life-saving assistance to those in need and building the community resilience. They also thanked all humanitarian staff, women and men, Burundians and non-Burundians who work daily for people in shock. They all indicated that the humanitarian response in 2023 in Burundi is a unique opportunity for the partners to implement a multisectoral response that takes into account the root causes of shocks affecting local populations and that the 2023 humanitarian response plan is a tool for strengthening the coordination between all actors, the Government, international and national partners, for better results.

Monday, april 3, 2023, the Director General in charge of Multilateral Relations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation, Ambassador Gaudence SINDAYIGAYA, officially launched the 2023 humanitarian response plan. The ceremonies took place at the Hotel Club of Lake Tanganyika.
In his speech, the Director General in charge of Multilateral Relations, Ambassador Gaudence SIDAYIGAYA, indicated that since 2016, Burundi with the support and in concentration with its partners conducts an analysis of humanitarian needs and develops the annual response plan for the priority needs of the populations affected by disasters and exposures. On behalf of the Government of Burundi, he commended the good, close and perfect collaboration throughout the process, a reinforced collaboration and the dynamic relations between the Government and its partners advocated by His Excellency the president of the Republic.
According to Ambassador Gaudence SINDAYIGAYA, the “Responsible and Laborious” Government of Burundi is working diligently and tirelessly to improve the everyday survives of Burundians, particularly in terms of economic development, health, education and security for strengthening the resilience of the populations most vulnerable to climatic and economic shocks, as well as the natural disasters. He thanked the donors and invited them to renew their support in 2023 so that Burundi can consolidate the progress already made and continue to reduce humanitarian needs in the country. He pointed out that the Government of Burundi will continue to work in close collaboration with humanitarian partners in order to meet the most urgent needs of the populations affected by shock situations and repatriation in conditions worthy of burundian compatriots and their effective integration by granting the durable solutions and continue to ensure the response to epidemics.
It should be noted that the 2023 humanitarian response plan for Burundi was developed to complement the existing plans, and in particular the one recently signed between the Government and the United Nations: the framework plan for cooperation for sustainable development 2023-2027 which includes three strategic priorities on which the strategic objectives of the humanitarian response plan are linked, to generate the collective results in the areas of convergence.


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