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7 May 2015

Thousands of Refugees from Burundi Flood into Rwanda (For the Media)

Throughout April, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo have experienced refugee flows from Burundi. Refugees cite intimidation, threats, or fear of violence linked to the upcoming political elections as reasons for fleeing. The nutrition situation in Mahama camp is at an alarming level with the global acute malnutrition rate of 25.6%, well above the 15 percent emergency threshold. In addition to targeted supplementary feeding, WFP will start a blanket supplementary feeding for all the children under 5 years old as soon as possible to avert further deterioration of their nutritional status. Text transcript of this video

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