UN appeals urgently for food for Burundi, where number of hungry has doubled

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) issued an urgent appeal today for more food donations for Burundi, where the number of people in need of relief has doubled to more than one million due to drought and lack of security.

UN rights chief appeals to parties in Burundi to implement peace agreements

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Sergio Vieira de Mello, wrapped up a three-day trip to Burundi with a strong appeal to all parties to press ahead with the regional peace process and to exert every effort to protect civilians and end the recruitment of child soldiers.