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  • Land needed urgently for camps for Burundian refugee arrivals

    news UNHCR, 07 Feb 2017 (1 month ago )
    As hundreds of Burundian refugees continue to flow into neighbouring countries every week, UNHCR is calling on host governments to urgently provide more land to ensure shelter and avert a drastic deterioration in conditions. The number of people fleeing Burundi, where peace talks have stalled, ha...
  • UN: Number of Burundian Refugees to Reach 500,000 This Year

    news NY Times / AP, 07 Feb 2017 (1 month ago )
    KIGALI, Rwanda — The number of Burundians fleeing political violence is expected to reach 500,000 this year, and the United Nations is seeking more land for refugee camps in neighboring countries, the U.N. refugee agency reported Tuesday. Hundreds have died in the East African nation since April ...
  • Video: Burundian refugees stranded in Tanzanian camps

    news France24, 14 Dec 2016 (3 months ago )
    More than 300,000 refugees have fled Burundi since the start of political turmoil last year, many of them stranded in sprawling camps in neighbouring countries. FRANCE 24’s reporters visited the Nduta camp in Tanzania. Burundi was plunged into crisis in April 2015 when President Pierre Nkurunziza...
  • Burundi opposition reject mediator days after his arrival

    news Reuters, 13 Dec 2016 (3 months ago )
    Burundi opposition groups demanded an international mediator resign just days after he arrived, casting a shadow over already troubled efforts to resolve months of political violence. Mediator Benjamin Mkapa flew in on Friday at the head of an African peace mission, then gave a speech at the airp...
  • Burundi says will not cooperate with U.N. investigation into violence

    news Thomsom Reuters Foundation, 24 Nov 2016 (4 months ago )
    NAIROBI, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Burundi's government refused on Thursday to cooperate with a U.N. inquiry into months of political violence, saying accusations of abuses by its officials were part of a political plot. The United Nations announced the inquiry this week to identify perpetrators in the ...
  • Refugee exodus from Burundi sparks concerns 'overstretched' neighbours will not cope

    news Thomson Reuters Foundation, 23 Sep 2016 (6 months ago )
    Number of refugees fleeing violence, abductions and torture in Burundi has passed 300,000, the United Nations says By Lin Taylor LONDON, Sept 23 - The number of refugees fleeing violence, abductions and torture in Burundi has passed 300,000, the United Nations said on Friday, raising fears nei...
  • Regional emergencies push Uganda's refugee hosting to breaking point

    news UNHCR, 21 Dec 2015 (1 year ago )
    KAMPALA, Dec. 18 (Xinhua) – Three emergencies in Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) and South Sudan have push the number of refugees and asylum seekers in Uganda to astronomical levels, forcing the east African country to look up to donors for support. Uganda is currently host to 51...
  • Deputy High Commissioner Kelly T. Clements was in Uganda from 14-16 November for her first visit to Africa since joining the UN Refugee Agen...

    news UNHCR, 19 Nov 2015 (1 year ago )
    Clements was given a first-hand look at the refugee situation in Uganda, a country which is now host to more than half a million refugees. She was accompanied by Ugandan Commissioner for Refugees David Apollo Kazungu, UNHCR Africa Bureau Director Valentin Tapsoba and UNHCR Representative in Uganda ...
  • Uganda wants intl. aid to deal with influx of Burundi refugees

    news PressTV, 06 Jul 2015 (1 year ago )
    Uganda wants intl. aid to deal with influx of Burundi refugees
  • Burundian Refugees in Urban Centres Wary of Uncertainty

    news The New Times, 03 Jul 2015 (1 year ago )
    The uncertainty regarding the length of the political stalemate back home is gnawing on the minds of desperate Burundian refugees in Rwanda’s urban centres. Those who opted to fend for themselves in urban centres are under pressure to spend less, thanks to strains on their financial resources. Th...