Burundi

24 يونيو 2014

Community comes to the rescue of a vulnerable family in Burundi

From a two room thatched hut to a five room house, Esperance Mukarugamba and her family now live comfortably thanks to community efforts and the Red Cross.
Almost 70 lives lost in floods and landslides in Burundi
20 فبراير 2014

Almost 70 lives lost in floods and landslides in Burundi

Hanne Sorine Sorensen, IFRC Torrential rain that lasted more than 10 hours has caused havoc in and around Burundi’s capital Bujumbura. 69 people, many of them children, have been confirmed dead as flooding, mud and landslides caused by the rain, swept away homes or caused houses to collapse. More than 180 people have suffered broken arms and legs or fractures to the head. More casualties are...
Upholding women and girls’ dignity: managing menstrual hygiene in emergency situations
26 يونيو 2013

Upholding women and girls’ dignity: managing menstrual hygiene in emergency situations

In and of themselves, sanitary pads are not life-saving items, but they do play a crucial role in preserving a woman’s health and dignity, and keeping her from harm, especially for those living in post-conflict and disaster settings.
Burundi: A long and silent struggle
25 فبراير 2013

Burundi: A long and silent struggle

In 1993 tens of thousands fled the civil war in Burundi to neighbouring countries, including Tanzania, where camps were established to accommodate them until they could return home.
IFRC President reaffirms commitment to tackling challenges in Africa
28 يناير 2013

IFRC President reaffirms commitment to tackling challenges in Africa

By Benoit Matsha-Carpentier in Burundi The president of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Mr Tadateru Konoé, has concluded a two-day official visit to Bujumbura where he met with Burundi President H.E. Pierre Nkurunziza and vice-president of the national assembly. During his visit to the Burundi capital, President Konoé reiterated the IFRC’s support fo...
Humanitarian diplomacy in action: free radio airtime increasing Red Cross visibility in Burundi
17 أكتوبر 2012

Humanitarian diplomacy in action: free radio airtime increasing Red Cross visibility in Burundi

Ariane Ngoti takes to the airwaves of Burundi to talk about Red Cross values and tell the stories of volunteers.
Tugire ubuntu! May the practice of humanity last forever
10 أكتوبر 2012

Tugire ubuntu! May the practice of humanity last forever

After visiting volunteers in Burundi, you will remember these phrases. One person calls out: “Tugire ubuntu” (“May the practice of humanity last forever”).
Dawning of a bright future and a hope to continue living
2 أكتوبر 2012

Dawning of a bright future and a hope to continue living

By Nancy Okwengu Nzinizirira Angeline, a 67-year-old widow, has survived through tragedies including the death of her husband and seven children. She smiles and is thankful that she has one surviving daughter who has given her three grandchildren. Her granddaughter, nine-year-old Habineza Agnes, has recently finished her day at school and has come to visit Angeline. The two are inseparable, oft...
28 أكتوبر 2009

Albinos under Burundi police protection welcome Napoleon (age 1 week)

Napoleon Ahishakiye, a healthy boy, was born on Thursday 15 October 2009 – as far as anyone knows the first albino birth in one of the shelters still scattered around the eastern Burundian province of Ruyigi, near the border with Tanzania.
Team work brings swift response to floods in Burundi
4 مايو 2007

World Red Cross Red Crescent Day: team work brings swift response to floods in Burundi

The theme of this year’s World Red Cross Red Crescent Day, which takes place on 8 May, is “together for humanity”.
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