Burundi needs urgent aid for displaced population, UN relief official warns

Over half a million men, women and children forced from their homes by the fighting in Burundi are in urgent need of more help from the international community, a senior United Nations relief official warned today at the conclusion of a three-day mission to the country.

Security Council urges all parties in Burundi conflict to cease fighting

Members of the United Nations Security Council today called on all parties to the conflict in Burundi to immediately cease hostilities and to respect human rights and international law.

Security Council mission holds high-level talks in Burundi

A delegation of the Security Council that is currently on a trip to the Great Lakes region of Africa held talks with the Burundian leaders in Bujumbura today, underscoring the Council's awareness of the link between the situations in Burundi and in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Burundi: UN humanitarian relief official welcomes release of seized aid workers

Welcoming the release of several aid workers kidnapped earlier this month in Burundi, a top United Nations humanitarian official today stressed the need for steps to protect relief personnel worldwide.

Burundi: Annan says failed coup attempt shows need for efforts to calm situation

Welcoming the end to yesterday's aborted coup attempt in Burundi, Secretary-General Kofi Annan today said the incident served to highlight the need for efforts to bring calm to the country.

Burundi: Security Council members concerned over reported coup

Members of the United Nations Security Council today followed with concern reports of a coup in Burundi, according to the body's current President.

Security Council condemns violence in Burundi, urges parties to pursue dialogue

Concerned over ongoing violence in Burundi, members of the Security Council today urged the parties to halt all attacks and pursue a process of dialogue aimed at ending the fighting.

Top UN relief official condemns attack against aid workers in Burundi

The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator today denounced a recent rebel attack on a UN food convoy in Burundi which left four aid workers injured, one critically.

Three injured as rebels in Burundi ambush UN food convoy

A group of rebels has attacked a United Nations food convoy in Burundi, leaving one person in critical condition and two others injured, a UN spokesman announced today.