This file photo taken on June 28, 2015 shows a Burundian soldier patrolling during the construction of several marquees on the outskirt of Musaga neighborhood in Bujumbura. / AFP / MARCO LONGARI
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Some 600,000 people are short of food in Burundi due to drought and flooding in the past year and the number could rise to 700,000 by next year, a World Food Program official said.Most of those affected are in five provinces in the north and east of the central African country where around 65,000 people are reported to have fled their villages.It adds to the challenges experienced by the country of 11 million people that has been in a political crisis and witnessed sporadic violence for more than a year.
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