Burundi

Number of UN-assisted returnees to Burundi tops 350,000

Over the past five years, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has helped over 350,000 Burundian refugees return to their homes, under one of the agency's largest repatriation programmes in Africa.

UN appeals for funds to help Burundian refugees return home from Tanzania

United Nations agencies appealed to donors today for at least $20 million for increased food aid to help many of the 149,000 Burundian refugees in camps in Tanzania to return home, warning that without more funding the initiative may collapse.

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.

Security Council lauds accord between Burundian Government and rebel group

The United Nations Security Council today welcomed the 17 June agreement between Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza and Agathon Rwasa, leader of the Palipehutu-National Liberation Forces (PALIPEHUTU-FNL), to implement the ceasefire they reached last year.

UN Peacebuilding Commission backs strategy for ensuring peace in Burundi

The United Nations Peacebuilding Commission, established to help countries recovering from war avoid a relapse into violence and chaos, today endorsed the framework to engage Burundi, the UN and other international partners to work together to consolidate peace in the African country.

Ban Ki-moon praises agreement between Burundian Government and rebel group

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the agreement between Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza and Agathon Rwasa, leader of the Palipehutu-National Liberation Forces (PALIPEHUTU-FNL), to implement the ceasefire deal they reached last year.

Burundi: Security Council urges measures to bring rights violators to justice

The United Nations Security Council and the world body’s top human rights official today urged the Government of Burundi to take steps toward consolidating peace, including by bringing the perpetrators of abuses to justice.

Donors need to help sustain momentum of peace in Burundi – Ban Ki-moon

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon today urged Burundi’s development partners to sustain the positive momentum in country as its Government and people struggle to emerge from devastating civil turmoil.

Burundi faces hurdles despite progress, Security Council told

Although the Burundian Government has made positive steps to consolidate peace, the small Central African nation still faces considerable obstacles, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon cautioned in a new report made discussed by the Security Council today.