Ban Ki-moon calls on Burundian Government, rebels to avoid resuming hostilities

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced deep concern at the withdrawal of a rebel group in Burundi from arrangements to monitor the ceasefire it signed with the Government last year, calling on both sides to refrain from any actions that might lead to a resumption of hostilities.

Burundian returnees to receive bigger aid package from UN agency

United Nations aid agencies are offering cash grants and bigger food packages to help ease the reintegration of the anticipated surge of Burundians returning home from refugee camps in the northwest of neighbouring Tanzania.