Burundi

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.

Burundi: Security Council urges end to fighting, calls for ceasefire accord

The United Nations Security Council today appealed to the armed groups in Burundi to stop fighting immediately and called on them to quickly negotiate a ceasefire agreement.

Security Council condemns rebel attacks against Burundi capital

Members of the Security Council today condemned an assault by rebels against the capital of Burundi and called on them to stop their attacks and to join in peace talks scheduled for next month.

Burundi: Security Council urges rebels enter ceasefire negotiations

Voicing "firm support" for Burundi's Transitional National Government, members of the United Nations Security Council today appealed to rebels fighting in the country to enter into ceasefire negotiations.

Burundi: Security Council encourages efforts towards ceasefire

Encouraging efforts to help bring about a ceasefire in Burundi, Security Council members today urged armed groups in the country to cooperate with those intervening to stop the fighting.

UN holds meetings aimed at advancing Burundi peace process

An informal meeting of interested parties was convened today at United Nations Headquarters in New York to discuss how to advance the Burundi peace process, according to a UN spokesman.

Burundi: UN agencies urge 'days of tranquillity' for immunization campaign

Concerned that continued armed clashes in Burundi could hinder vaccination campaigns targeting over 3 million children in the country, United Nations officials have called on all parties to the conflict to observe 'Days of Tranquillity' so that the immunization campaign can go forward.

Burundi: Security Council members urge warring parties to reach ceasefire

Members of the United Nations Security Council today urged the warring parties in Burundi to hold talks aimed at reaching a ceasefire accord.

Burundi: UN agency helps another group of refugees to return home from Tanzania

A group of 500 Burundians has returned home from Tanzania with the help of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), which is running weekly convoys for some 50,000 refugees who have signed up to be repatriated.