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The tiny country of 11 million people in the African Great Lakes region has still not declared a national emergency, despite OCHA saying the outbreak crossed “epidemic proportions” in May.(PTI image)

1,800 dead as malaria ‘epidemic’ rages in Burundi: UN

By Agence France-Presse | Nairobi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 06, 2019 02:33 PM IST
In its latest situation report, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said 5.7 million cases of malaria had been recorded in Burundi in 2019 -- a figure roughly equal to half its entire population.
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