UN agencies provide food, supplies in drought-ravaged Burundi

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it has distributed thousands of tons of food to some of the most vulnerable in Burundi facing severe hunger, including almost 200,000 schoolchildren in the small East African country.

Tens of thousands face food shortage in Burundi due to drought – UN aid agency

After crops in the north of Burundi withered during a drought between September and October 2008, an estimated 16,500 households in the tiny East African country are facing a severe food shortage, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today.