11 June 2015
News
Midwife Philomene Nyirahabiyaremye (left) attends to Evelyne Kamurera (centre) and Chantal Uwamahoro (right) and their newborns in the maternity ward at Mahama Refugee Camp. She assists at least three deliveries every day. © UNFPA Rwanda/David Ssekyanzi
MAHAMA CAMP, Rwanda – After violence broke out near her home in Burundi, Chantal Uwamahoro walked for days to reach safety at a Rwandan refugee camp. “I walked with difficulty because I was heavily pregnant, with my... Read more
25 May 2015
News
Tens of thousands of Burundian refugees are seeking shelter in Tanzania. On their way to safety, women are giving birth in unsafe conditions. Hundreds of cases of gender-based violence have been reported. © UNFPA Tanzania/Sawiche Wamunza
KIGOMA, United Republic of Tanzania – Women are giving birth on ferries, in temporary shelters and en route to Tanzania’s Nyarugusu refugee camp, say relief workers responding to the Burundi crisis, which has sent tens... Read more
16 April 2015
News
Residents wait for assistance after deadly mudslides in Muhuta, Burundi. © UNFPA/Janvier Ndizeye
MUHUTA, Burundi – “We are here homeless, without food because our fields were destroyed, no cover for the night, nothing… God has forgotten us,” said Vincent Hakizimana, a resident in Muhuta, a commune in western... Read more
17 October 2011
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She's a 40-year-old mother of eight, with a ninth child due soon. The family homestead in a Burundi village is too small to provide enough food, and three of the children have quit school for lack of money to pay... Read more
30 April 2008
News
GENEVA — UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) signed an agreement here today to strengthen their combined efforts to respond to the sexual and... Read more