Burundi

UN relief agencies distribute food and seeds to half a million in Burundi

United Nations relief agencies have begun distributing food and other supplies to more than half a million Burundians to help prevent hungry people from eating seeds in order to feed themselves.

Worsening conflict prompts Burundians to seek haven in Tanzania, UN agency reports

Nearly 1,200 fearful Burundian refugees have fled their tiny central African nation for Tanzania since early September, sparking fears that the intensifying conflict between Burundian military and rebel forces could drive out larger numbers, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported today.

Burundi: Security Council calls on rebels to take 'serious approach' to peace talks

Voicing grave concern about the continuation of hostilities in Burundi, members of the Security Council today called on rebels fighting in the country to return to the negotiating table and take a "serious approach" to the talks.

Intensified conflict in Burundi could send more refugees fleeing, UN agency warns

More than 1,000 fearful refugees have fled Burundi over the last two weeks, sparking fears that the intensifying conflict between the country's military and rebel forces could drive out larger numbers, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported today.