UN refugee repatriation in Burundi threatened by serious funding shortfall

Facing a 52 per cent shortfall in funds for one of the biggest voluntary repatriation operations worldwide and the largest in Africa, the United Nations refugee agency warned today that it might have to suspend the return of hundreds of thousands of Burundians from Tanzania as their homeland emerges from decades of war.

UN human rights expert appeals for international aid to post-war Burundi

With human rights abuses still taking place in Burundi, a United Nations independent human rights expert has appealed to the international community to support efforts by the country's Government to comply with the reforms called for in its 2000 peace agreement.

UN and Burundi will start preparatory talks on post-conflict Truth Commission

The United Nations Operations in Burundi (UNOB) will initiate preparatory talks in the coming weeks on a mixed Truth Commission and a Special Chamber within its court system on crimes committed during past ethnic conflicts, as agreed by the Bujumbura Government, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has said.

Burundi: UNICEF pledges $3 million and fundraising support to schools

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) plans to add $3 million to its primary education efforts in Burundi with the goal of doubling the number of children attending school there by next March.