Burundi

UN-backed repatriation of Burundian refugees from Rwanda begins

The United Nations refugee agency today reported that it had assisted in the return to Burundi of more than 500 refugees who had spent the last ten years in Rwanda.

Rural poor in Burundi receive $14 million boost from UN

Burundi has received a $14 million grant from the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to help the rural poor in the African Great Lakes nation, which is rebuilding after a brutal civil war.