Security Council urges Burundian parties to pursue dialogue, 'spare their people and country further suffering'

Renewing its call for all stakeholder Burundian stakeholders to engage in dialogue “and to spare their country and its people further suffering,” the United Nations Security Council today voiced its deep concerns about the growing insecurity, the continued rise in violence, and the persisting political impasse there.

Ban welcomes African Union decision on addressing political and security crisis in Burundi

In a phone call today, United Nations Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon and Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, discussed the situation in Burundi, with Mr. Ban welcoming recent decision by the AU Peace and Security Council on addressing the country’s political impasse.

Burundi: UN warns of ‘rapidly worsening’ human rights and security situation

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) today expressed its concern over the “rapidly worsening” security and human rights situation in Burundi, where at least 198 people have been killed since April, including the execution of at least nine civilians ten days ago.

Burundi: Ban condemns killing of 11 people in Bujumbura, urges prompt investigation

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned the recent killing of nine civilians and two police officers in Burundi’s capital Bujumbura, amid exchanges of heavy gunfire in several neighbourhoods of the city.

Burundi: post-election crisis forces UN and partners to seek $32 million in revised relief plan

The United Nations in Burundi is calling for aid funding for the humanitarian crisis facing the country, which is facing its deepest political crisis since the end of the civil war after President Pierre Nkurunziza’s decision to run for a controversial third term in office.