Burundi

Burundian authorities 'shut doors' to engagement, cooperation – Security Council told

Nearly two years after the political impasse started in Burundi, national authorities are reducing their cooperation with the United Nations system which risks undermining efforts to find a peaceful resolution to the crisis and cutting assistance to a population in need, the Security Council was told today.

News in Brief 6 March 2017 (AM)

Haiti recovery plan needs strong support

Countries are being urged to support a nearly US$3 billion plan to help Haiti recover from Hurricane Matthew, the deadly storm which hit the island nation last October.

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Land urgently needed to avert ‘drastic deterioration’ in Burundian refugee camps in neighbouring countries

Stalled peace talks in Burundi are forcing hundreds to flee every day seeking refuge in neighbouring countries, the United Nations refugee agency warned today, appealing for more support, particularly land to shelter for new arrivals and to ensure protection of children and prevention of sexual and gender-based violence.

News in Brief 7 February 2017 (AM) – Geneva

Alarm at “failed” humanitarian access in Syria

Humanitarian aid deliveries to desperate Syrians last month largely “failed”, top UN negotiator Staffan de Mistura said on Tuesday.

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Burundi: Measures being used to ‘criminalize’ work of human rights defenders, warn UN experts

Speaking out against a ban and provisional suspension of a number of civil society organizations in Burundi, United Nations rights experts warned today of growing repression of human rights defenders and groups amid the already difficult environment in which they.

Lack of funds compromising refugee response in Uganda

Thousands of refugees, who are entering Uganda on a daily basis from three neighbouring countries, are not getting the support they need due to a lack of funding according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

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News in Brief 4 January 2017 (PM)

Mosul operation displaces more than 130,000

Nearly 132,000 people have been displaced by the Iraqi military operation to liberate the city of Mosul from the ISIL terrorist group, the United Nations has reported.

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News in Brief 3 January 2017 (PM)

Displacement rises as Mosul fighting intensifies

More than 13,000 people have fled the Iraqi city of Mosul since Friday, the UN has reported, as military operations to retake the city from extremists have intensified.

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Syria’s Aleppo residents “waiting for death”:UN rights chief

Concerns for the people of the Syrian city of Aleppo are greater than ever, where embattled residents say they are “waiting for death”, the UN Human Rights Chief has warned.

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With Burundi at ‘dangerous junction,’ UN experts call on Government to protect citizens against violence

Denouncing reports of open intimidation from armed militia against citizens of Burundi, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) has called upon the Government to take immediate effective action to protect its people.