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UK must support Burundi

Date Published: 
04/06/2011
Summary: 

The UK must not overlook the importance of Burundi to an unstable region, the Lord Bishop of Wakefield says. Six years on from a decade-long civil war, Burundi has experienced an alarming resurgence of violence in the wake of its 2010 electoral cycle.(..)These failings not only impede initiatives aimed at economic growth; the Director for Burundi at the UN World Food Programme recently warned that the increased risks of food insecurity for the most deprived might encourage them to more readily join armed groups.