UN refugee agency begins assisting resettlement of Burundians in US

With the assistance of the United Nations refugee agency, the first group of some 8,500 Burundians to be resettled in the United States today left a refugee camp in Tanzania, where they had taken refuge after fleeing mass violence 35 years ago.

UN Peacebuilding Commission discusses strategy for Burundi

The United Nations Peacebuilding Commission, which was established to help countries recovering from war avoid a relapse of violence, today held talks in New York on its strategy for Burundi, which suffered decades of ethnic conflict pitting the Hutu majority against the Tutsi minority.

UN Peacebuilding Commission committed to helping Burundi – official

The United Nations Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) is committed to supporting Burundi, including by helping mobilize resources to fight poverty, an official from the newly created body, which aims to prevent countries from relapsing into conflict, said today in Bujumbura, the capital.

UN Peacebuilding Commission visiting Burundi to find ways to consolidate stability

An eight-member delegation from the newly established United Nations Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) – created to prevent countries emerging from civil war and other conflicts from sliding back into bloodshed – is currently visiting Burundi in a bid to help consolidate stability there.

Burundi: UN seeking to prevent outbreaks of deadly disease among flood victims

The United Nation’s Children’s Fund is struggling to prevent outbreaks of deadly diseases like diarrhoea and cholera in Burundi, where hunger and flooding have already killed some youngsters, made more homeless and are keeping others out of school.

Food crisis looms for 2 million Burundian flood victims, UN warns

Two million people hit by recent floods in Burundi need $12 million in urgent aid to tide them over until the end of the so-called ‘lean season’ in June and avert a food crisis, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned today.

UN office in Burundi says acquittal of former president will ease ‘political atmosphere’

Welcoming this week’s decision by the Supreme Court of Burundi to acquit and release the former president of the republic and four other senior officials accused of plotting a coup, the United Nations office in the country said the move would help in “easing the political atmosphere.”

Secretary-General Ban reaffirms UN support for Burundi as new office takes over

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated the people of Burundi on the successful completion of the United Nations peacekeeping operation in the country, as he pledged the world body’s continuing commitment to help the impoverished nation shake off the ravages of civil war and political instability.