Almost 900 Burundians return from Tanzania under latest repatriation plan - UNHCR

Almost 900 Burundian refugees have returned home from Tanzania as part of a new plan limiting repatriations to the northern part of Burundi, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said today.

Burundi: Security Council calls for end of hostilities, start of good-faith talks

After hearing a briefing on the latest developments in Burundi, members of the United Nations Security Council today called for an immediate end to hostilities in the country and urged armed groups to commence negotiations “in good faith without delay.”

Thousands of Burundians sign up for voluntary repatriation from Tanzania: UNHCR

More than 16,000 refugees from Burundi living in camps in western Tanzania have signed up for voluntary repatriation, part of the continuing interest in returning home since the installation last November of the Transitional Government in Bujumbura, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said today.

Burundi: Security Council backs transitional government, calls for ceasefire

Expressing its full support for the transitional government of Burundi, the United Nations Security Council today said that continued fighting against the legitimate administration was “totally unjustifiable and unacceptable” and presented a threat to the implementation of the country’s peace process.

Burundi’s President asks Security Council’s help to end violence, keep peace on track

The President of Burundi, Pierre Buyoya, today asked the Security Council for help to stop the fighting in his country and to keep the peace process on track, stressing that if diplomatic efforts failed to compel the rebels to give up violence, other means would have to be taken.

Security Council members call ceasefire in Burundi a ‘foremost priority’

Members of the Security Council today “strongly called” for a ceasefire in Burundi, encouraging the parties there to complete the process of setting up transitional institutions.