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Burundi Facing Possible ‘Major Crisis’ Of Malnutrition, Disease, UNICEF Warns

The Guardian: Burundi close to ‘major crisis’ as hunger and disease take hold, warns UNICEF
“Political violence, malnutrition, and the looming threats of malaria and cholera have pushed Burundi to the brink of a ‘major crisis,’ the U.N. children’s agency, UNICEF, has warned. … Bo Viktor Nylund, UNICEF’s representative in Burundi, said the violence had exacerbated the country’s already dire food situation, damaged its institutions, and led to the withdrawal of some of the donor funding on which it is heavily reliant…” (Jones, 2/18).

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