Mission International is raising the funds to build a maternity unit:
The urgent need for this vital maternity unit in Nyembuye has prompted Mission International to raise its profile once again. The complete unit is expected to cost around £80,000 to build and so a focused approach is necessary if we are to succeed on behalf of the very needy refugees who are returning to populate this rural area of Burundi.
Refugees begin to build simple homes for their families, but should a woman develop any complications during childbirth she has to be stretchered for 2 days to the nearest maternity centre. Many women and their babies die en-route.