Menu

Search form

Number of results: 55

  • Rescue on Lake Tanganyika

    news UNHCR TRACKS, 26 May 2015 (6 years ago )
    Kagunga is a small Tanzanian village close to the border with Burundi. Wedged between a steep mountain range and the waters of Lake Tanganyika, it has little access to other parts of Tanzania except by boat. And so, almost overnight, this sleepy fishing community has become the focal point of a huma...
  • Burundian Refugees in Urban Centres Wary of Uncertainty

    news The New Times, 03 Jul 2015 (6 years 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...
  • Refugee exodus from Burundi sparks concerns 'overstretched' neighbours will not cope

    news Thomson Reuters Foundation, 23 Sep 2016 (5 years 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...
  • Burundi says will not cooperate with U.N. investigation into violence

    news Thomsom Reuters Foundation, 24 Nov 2016 (5 years 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 ...
  • Burundi opposition reject mediator days after his arrival

    news Reuters, 13 Dec 2016 (5 years 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...
  • Video: Burundian refugees stranded in Tanzanian camps

    news France24, 14 Dec 2016 (5 years 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...
  • UN: Number of Burundian Refugees to Reach 500,000 This Year

    news NY Times / AP, 07 Feb 2017 (4 years 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 ...
  • Land needed urgently for camps for Burundian refugee arrivals

    news UNHCR, 07 Feb 2017 (4 years 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...
  • Drama helps Burundian refugee cope with challenges

    news UNHCR website, 27 Jan 2017 (4 years ago )
    Starting over in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a Burundian mother draws strength from her roles with an amateur theatre group.
  • IMF paints bleak no-growth picture for struggling Burundi

    news Reuters, 19 Apr 2017 (4 years ago )
    The International Monetary Fund has slashed its projection for Burundi's economic growth this year to nil and projected just 0.1 percent in 2018. It gave no specific reason for the 2017 revision from 2 percent, but Burundi has been suffering from a severe drought like much of the wider region. ...