Burundi http://www.wfp.org/feeds/Burundi Country content en Food Rations For Refugees In Rwanda Are Reduced Amidst Funding Shortfalls http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/food-rations-refugees-rwanda-are-reduced-amidst-funding-shortfalls KIGALI - The World Food Programme (WFP) and United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) appealed today to donors to contribute funds so that a 25 percent reduction from January onwards in food or cash assistance for more than 100,000 refugees in Rwanda can be reversed as soon as possible. Burundi Rwanda Thu, 11 Jan 2018 08:42:04 +0000 WFP 651695 at http://www.wfp.org WFP Receives European Union Funding To Boost Nutrition In Burundi http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/wfp-receives-european-union-funding-boost-nutrition-burundi BUJUMBURA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of €5 million from the European Union (EU) to support the Home Grown School Feeding project and boost the nutrition of 20,000 children, mothers and pregnant women in central Burundi.  Burundi Africa Mon, 06 Mar 2017 08:39:25 +0000 WFP 650962 at http://www.wfp.org Record Contributions From Belgium Support WFP Innovation & Emergency Response http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/record-contributions-belgium-support-wfp-innovation-emergency-response BRUSSELS/ROME - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has recognized the Government of Belgium’s substantial contributions in 2016, a year in which the Belgian Development Cooperation (DGCD) has donated more than €28 million to WFP projects reaching nearly 8 million people in eight countries. Afghanistan Burundi Congo, Democratic Republic of the Lebanon Mali Niger Mon, 09 Jan 2017 13:24:45 +0000 WFP 650764 at http://www.wfp.org Fuel Efficient Stoves Are Saving Time and Trees in Burundi http://www.wfp.org/stories/fuel-efficient-stoves-are-saving-time-and-trees-burundi In Gitega province, central Burundi, WFP is supporting the making and use of fuel efficient stoves by the rural community. The pilot project is funded by the German Government and has been welcomed by the people in Rushanga district. Climate Change Burundi Climate Change Mon, 31 Oct 2016 08:55:06 +0000 Michel Rwamo 650549 at http://www.wfp.org Japan Donation Boosts WFP’s Assistance To Refugees In Tanzania http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/japan-donation-boosts-wfp-assistance-refugees-tanzania DAR ES SALAAM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received a contribution of US$1.8 million from the Government of Japan for food and nutrition assistance to more than 200,000 refugees in northwest Tanzania.  Contributions to WFP Burundi Congo, Democratic Republic of the Japan Tanzania, United Republic of Africa Thu, 08 Sep 2016 06:25:29 +0000 WFP 650301 at http://www.wfp.org How WFP Cash Transfers are Making a Difference to the Lives of Vulnerable People in Burundi http://www.wfp.org/stories/how-wfp-cash-transfers-are-making-difference-lives-vulnerable-people-burundi For years, the rains in Karusi province in Burundi have been below average. The insufficient rainfall has destroyed the livelihoods of people who mainly depend on agricultural production to provide for their families. WFP is implementing a food-for-assets project to boost the resilience of vulnerable people in Karusi and enable them to cope better with climatic shocks. The participants receive cash transfers which allow households to purchase food to meet their nutritional needs while they work on communal assets. Thanks to the support of the German Government, the project is targeting 1,630 of the most vulnerable households in the food-insecure communes of Bugenyuzi and Gitaramuka.  Burundi Local Africa Cash and Vouchers Fri, 26 Aug 2016 07:54:43 +0000 Michel Rwamo 650242 at http://www.wfp.org Protracted Conflicts Causing Alarming Spikes In Severe Hunger http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/protracted-conflicts-causing-alarming-spikes-severe-hunger Briefs for UN Security Council highlight how millions of people remain trapped in a vicious cycle of violence and hunger RBA Afghanistan Burundi Cameroon Central African Republic Chad Colombia Congo, Democratic Republic of the Côte d'Ivoire Guinea-Bissau Haiti Iraq Lebanon Liberia Mali Niger Nigeria South Sudan Sudan Syrian Arab Republic Yemen Global Rome-based agencies (RBAs) Fri, 29 Jul 2016 07:58:32 +0000 WFP 650109 at http://www.wfp.org Germany Gives Crucial Support For Refugees In East Africa http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/germany-gives-crucial-support-refugees-east-africa DAR ES SALAAM – The Government of Germany has today announced a contribution of €16.5 million to support refugees in East Africa. Of this, €14 million goes to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to provide food assistance to recently-arrived Burundian refugees, and to Congolese refugees, in Tanzania. The remaining €2.5 million goes to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for assistance to Burundian refugees in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Tanzania. Burundi Congo, Democratic Republic of the Tanzania, United Republic of Africa Fri, 11 Dec 2015 10:58:11 +0000 WFP 648641 at http://www.wfp.org In Burundi, WFP's Local Food Purchases Help Dreams Come True http://www.wfp.org/stories/burundi-wfps-local-food-purchases-help-dreams-come-true WFP is supporting the promotion of food production in Burundi through a home-grown school meals programme in four provinces.  The programme is significantly improving incomes of the smallholder farmers supported through the purchase of their crops.  Purchase for Progress Burundi Local Africa P4P Stories from the field Tue, 24 Nov 2015 10:48:51 +0000 Michel Rwamo 648472 at http://www.wfp.org A Refugee From Burundi Tells Of His Life In Democratic Republic Of Congo http://www.wfp.org/stories/immediate-response-account-supports-burundi-families-escaping-violence Eliezer Nyandwi is a smallholder farmer from Burundi and the father of three children. He fled his country in June due to unrest linked to Burundi’s presidential elections. He found refuge in South Kivu province of neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo.  Responding to Emergencies Burundi Congo, Democratic Republic of the Africa Refugees and IDPs General Food Distribution Thu, 03 Sep 2015 10:34:40 +0000 Claude Kalinga 647775 at http://www.wfp.org