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Burundi close to 'major crisis' as hunger and disease take hold, warns Unicef (The Guardian)

Feb 18, 2016

Burundi’s UNICEF representative Bo Viktor Nylund cited the Global Hunger Index in an article for The Guardian during his assessment of food scarcity in the African nation. “Before the crisis, the Global Hunger Index had already rated Burundi as the hungriest country in the world,” he told reporter Sam Jones. “What we [have seen] in the health arena—which is 58% reliant on external donors—is that there are cracks in the system, beginning with essential drugs.” Burundi was ranked as the hungriest country in the 2014 Global Hunger Index. The country lacked sufficient data to be included in the 2015 report.