UN refugee agency works to relocate Congolese refugees in Burundi

A team from the UN refugee agency went today to survey three new sites proposed by the Burundian government to relocate deeper inland an estimated 34,000 refugees fleeing insurgency in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Burundi threatened by five-month food shortage from August, UN says

Burundi may have to endure five months of food shortages starting in August because of the early arrival of the dry season, a United Nations spokesman reported today.

Nearly 3,000 Congolese refugees arrive in Burundi, UN says

Nearly 3,000 refugees who have fled to Burundi following recent fighting in the eastern Congolese city of Bukavu are receiving enough assistance to last them for 10 days, the United Nations refugee agency said today.

African mission built solid foundation for UN force in Burundi, Annan says

As more than 2,000 troops from the African Mission in Burundi (AMIB) troops were "re-hatted" today as United Nations forces, Secretary-General Kofi Annan hailed the continent's leadership in laying a solid foundation for the peace process.