Burundi

Burundi: Security Council urges rebels enter ceasefire negotiations

Voicing "firm support" for Burundi's Transitional National Government, members of the United Nations Security Council today appealed to rebels fighting in the country to enter into ceasefire negotiations.

Burundi: Security Council encourages efforts towards ceasefire

Encouraging efforts to help bring about a ceasefire in Burundi, Security Council members today urged armed groups in the country to cooperate with those intervening to stop the fighting.

UN holds meetings aimed at advancing Burundi peace process

An informal meeting of interested parties was convened today at United Nations Headquarters in New York to discuss how to advance the Burundi peace process, according to a UN spokesman.

Burundi: UN agencies urge 'days of tranquillity' for immunization campaign

Concerned that continued armed clashes in Burundi could hinder vaccination campaigns targeting over 3 million children in the country, United Nations officials have called on all parties to the conflict to observe 'Days of Tranquillity' so that the immunization campaign can go forward.

Burundi: Security Council members urge warring parties to reach ceasefire

Members of the United Nations Security Council today urged the warring parties in Burundi to hold talks aimed at reaching a ceasefire accord.

Burundi: UN agency helps another group of refugees to return home from Tanzania

A group of 500 Burundians has returned home from Tanzania with the help of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), which is running weekly convoys for some 50,000 refugees who have signed up to be repatriated.

Almost 900 Burundians return from Tanzania under latest repatriation plan - UNHCR

Almost 900 Burundian refugees have returned home from Tanzania as part of a new plan limiting repatriations to the northern part of Burundi, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said today.

Burundi: Security Council calls for end of hostilities, start of good-faith talks

After hearing a briefing on the latest developments in Burundi, members of the United Nations Security Council today called for an immediate end to hostilities in the country and urged armed groups to commence negotiations “in good faith without delay.”

Thousands of Burundians sign up for voluntary repatriation from Tanzania: UNHCR

More than 16,000 refugees from Burundi living in camps in western Tanzania have signed up for voluntary repatriation, part of the continuing interest in returning home since the installation last November of the Transitional Government in Bujumbura, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said today.

Burundi: Security Council backs transitional government, calls for ceasefire

Expressing its full support for the transitional government of Burundi, the United Nations Security Council today said that continued fighting against the legitimate administration was “totally unjustifiable and unacceptable” and presented a threat to the implementation of the country’s peace process.