Burundi: UN seeking to prevent outbreaks of deadly disease among flood victims

The United Nation’s Children’s Fund is struggling to prevent outbreaks of deadly diseases like diarrhoea and cholera in Burundi, where hunger and flooding have already killed some youngsters, made more homeless and are keeping others out of school.

Food crisis looms for 2 million Burundian flood victims, UN warns

Two million people hit by recent floods in Burundi need $12 million in urgent aid to tide them over until the end of the so-called ‘lean season’ in June and avert a food crisis, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned today.