Burundi

Thousands flee Burundi into Tanzania, UN refugee agency reports

Thousands of refugees from eastern Burundi have fled into neighbouring Tanzania amid growing concerns about the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the Great Lakes region, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said today.

Burundi: Security Council members urge rebels to resume ceasefire talks

Members of the Security Council today urged rebel groups in Burundi that have not signed the country's peace accord to lay down their arms and resume negotiations towards a ceasefire.

Refugee influx from Burundi into Tanzania growing, UN agency reports

The latest influx of some 900 refugees from Burundi into Tanzania brings to more than 3,000 the number of arrivals during the month of September, a nearly tenfold increase from August, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said today.