Perpetrators of recent killings must be brought to justice, UN tells Burundi

The United Nations human rights office today called on the Burundian Government to ensure that the perpetrators of last week’s massacre near the capital are brought to justice and to engage in national dialogue to avoid a further escalation of tension and violence.

Burundi targets respiratory diseases in new UN-backed vaccine scheme

Burundi has intensified its efforts in the fight against vaccine-preventable diseases in a United Nations-backed initiative that adds acute respiratory infections to the list of illnesses targeted in regular national childhood immunization campaigns.

Condemning deadly attack near Burundian capital, Secretary-General calls for restraint

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the armed attack that took place yesterday near Burundi’s capital that killed and injured scores of people, and called on all parties to exercise restraint.