Burundi

News in Brief 23 May 2017 – (AM) Geneva

Candidates for WHO top job make final presentations to Member States

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With funding ‘down to a trickle,’ UN agency renews warning over Burundi refugees

The United Nations refugee agency has increased its funding appeal by $36 million to support Burundians fleeing their homes in what could become the third-largest refugee crisis in Africa.

UN and Africa: focus on DRC, Burundi and Somalia

New mass graves find in DRC – OHCHR’s Liz Throssell

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UN Gender Focus: Burundi terror campaign; Webby nomination and Saudi Arabia women

Rape chants lay bare Burundi terror campaign: UN human rights chief

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Rape chants lay bare Burundi terror campaign: UN human rights chief

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has expressed deep alarm at a widespread pattern of rallies in Burundi where members of the ruling party’s youth wing chant about impregnating and killing their oppo

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News in Brief 18 April 2017 (AM) – Geneva

Burundi rape chants “tip of iceberg across country”

Burundi youths who attend political rallies and call for the rape and killing of women could be just the “tip of the iceberg”, the UN Human Rights Office, OHCHR, has warned.

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Grotesque rape chants expose 'campaign of terror' in Burundi – UN rights chief

Raising alarm over an apparent “widespread pattern” of rallies in many places across Burundi where young men from the Imbonerakure militia – the youth wing of the ruling political party – repeatedly chant a call to impregnate or kill opponents, the top United Nations human rights official has called on the authorities to promptly act to stop such incitement to violence.

“Burundians live in fear,” UN Special Adviser tells Security Council

Many Burundians live in fear because of “widespread repression and increasing intimidation by the ruling party’s youth militia, the Imbonerakure”, the Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Conflict Prevention told the Security Council

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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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