Burundi

Burundi refugees in Tanzania living in fear: UN rights experts

The rights of refugees and asylum seekers who have fled Burundi for Tanzania must be respected, experts appointed by the UN Human Rights Council said on Tuesday in an appeal to authorities in both countries. 

Burundi: UN refugee agency appeals for over $220 million in ‘crucial’ support

An urgent appeal for $222.6 million was made on Tuesday by the UN refugee agency and partners to assist more than 315,000 Burundian refugees this year. 

FROM THE FIELD: The genocide survivor helping others avoid starvation

During the 1994 Genocide Against The Tutsi In Rwanda, Liberee Kayumba avoided starvation thanks to emergency rations from the World Food Programme (WFP). Today, she is helping to ensure that Burundian refugees in the country have enough to eat.

At UN Assembly, President of Burundi rejects diplomatic aggression against his country

The “indiscriminate consequences” of the COVID-19 pandemic have underscored the importance of multilateralism and how the world handles global challenges and contradictions, the President of Burundi told world leaders gathered virtually for the UN General Assembly. 

News in Brief 17 September 2020

  • Hurricane Sally: ‘Historic, catastrophic flooding’ in southern US states
  • Rights violations continue in Burundi under new Government: UN report
  • Historic UN Summit brings leaders together in first virtual General Assembly
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News in Brief 14 July 2020

  • Thousands of Ethiopian migrants stranded in Yemen: IOM
  • Burundi needs more than a new President to break cycle of violence
  • UN human rights office alarm at Bahrain death sentences
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AU and UN appeal for ‘stable and peaceful environment’ for Burundi elections

Ahead of presidential and local elections in Burundi on Wednesday, the African Union (AU) Commission and the United Nations (UN) urged the authorities to provide a safe and secure environment for citizens to cast their votes.

WHO seeking further details on staff expulsion from Burundi

The World Health Organization (WHO) was on Thursday seeking to clarify why authorities in Burundi have expelled its top official in the country and three other staff members, the UN agency’s Regional Director for Africa told journalists during a press briefing on COVID-19.

Burundi election countdown amid ‘deteriorating’ human rights situation

Two months ahead of Burundi’s planned local and presidential elections, senior UN-appointed independent rights investigators have urged the Government to reopen the “democratic, civil and political space” there.

News in Brief 10 March 2020

  • Flagship UN study shows accelerating climate change 
  • Nicaragua: after two years of crisis, more than 100,000 have fled 
  • Burundi heads to elections as rights concerns persist 
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