Burundi’s Government, rebels bear responsibility for peace – UN commission

The Burundian Government and a major rebel group are primarily responsible for implementing the ceasefire pact they signed in late 2006, the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission – which seeks to prevent post-conflict nations from sliding back into war – has concluded in a new report made public today.

UN appeals for $6 million to feed 90,000 Burundian refugees

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today appealed for $6 million so that it can continue to feed up to 90,000 Burundian refugees returning to their home country from neighbouring Tanzania.

UN kicks off repatriation programme for Burundian refugees in Tanzania

The United Nations refugee has launched a landmark two-year programme to bring an end to one of the world’s oldest protracted refugee situations: the exile of some 218,000 people from neighbouring Burundi who fled their country in 1972 to Tanzania.

Grenade attacks against Burundian lawmakers alarm Secretary-General

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed concern at the simultaneous grenade attacks at the weekend in Bujumbura, the Burundian capital, on the homes of four parliamentarians.

UN seeks $34 million to help Burundian refugees return home from Tanzania

Seeking to end one of the most prolonged refugee situations in the world, the United Nations is appealing for $34 million to assist 218,000 Burundians who fled to neighbouring Tanzania to escape violence in their homeland over 35 years ago.

Nearly 60,000 Burundian returnees receive shelter under UN programme

Over the past five yeas, the United Nations refugee agency has assisted 58,000 Burundians returning to the small Central African country – which is emerging from decades of ethnic conflict – by helping them build their own homes, improve living conditions and ensure a sustainable return.