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  • Across Africa, women humanitarians are stepping up to help those in need

    news UNHCR Africa, 19 Aug 2019 (il y a 10 mois )
    In marking World Humanitarian Day today, we pay special tribute to women humanitarians around the world. These incredible aid workers answer the call of service and work in various capacities across the African continent to help those forced to flee. Here are some of their stories:
  • Appalling conditions for Burundi and Congolese refugees in Tanzania

    news DW, 19 June 2018, 20 Jun 2018 (il y a 2 ans )
    About 355,000 refugees from Burundi and DR Congo live in western Tanzania, where they are barred from working or setting foot outside their makeshift camps. The conditions are "miserable," as Prosper Kwigize reports.
  • British Hollywood actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw met with refugees this week in Rwanda’s Mahama and Gihembe refugee camps, on her first trip with U...

    news UNHCR Rwanda, 14 Aug 2018 (il y a 1 an )
    “It’s one thing to hear about UNHCR’s work, and another to witness it first-hand. It has been eye-opening to meet the refugees who have fled unimaginable violence and suffering, and to hear their stories.
  • Burundi opposition reject mediator days after his arrival

    news Reuters, 13 Dec 2016 (il y a 3 ans )
    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 refugee numbers in neighbouring countries reach 50,000 as violence continues

    news UNHCR, 08 May 2015 (il y a 5 ans )
    Briefing Notes, 8 May 2015 This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 8 May 2015, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Since Burundi's civil war ended in 2005, it has seen some of the most promisin...
  • Burundi says will not cooperate with U.N. investigation into violence

    news Thomsom Reuters Foundation, 24 Nov 2016 (il y a 3 ans )
    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 ...
  • Burundian Refugees in Urban Centres Wary of Uncertainty

    news The New Times, 03 Jul 2015 (il y a 5 ans )
    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...
  • Burundian refugee returns must be voluntary and sustainable

    news UNHCR, 24 Aug 2018 (il y a 1 an )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and partners are urging Tanzania to ensure Burundian refugee returns are voluntary and based on individual choices – in keeping with the country’s longstanding history of generosity toward those fleeing persecution, and in line with its international obligations.
  • Burundian refugees continue to arrive in Rwanda at slow, steady pace as Burundi crisis passes two-year mark

    news According to UNHCR statistics 406 Burundian refugees arrived in Rwanda in April 2017, 26 Apr 2017 (il y a 3 ans )
    By: Eugene Sibomana, Communications/PI Associate, UNHCR | 26 Apr 2017 Some media outlets today reported falsely that over 10,000 refugees fled to Rwanda in April 2017, when in fact, in April this year, 406 Burundian refugees arrived in Rwanda, which is even lower than in previous months in 2017. ...
  • Burundian refugees in Congo forge a better future

    news UNHCR, 17 April 2018, 20 Jun 2018 (il y a 2 ans )
    To escape poverty, handicapped Burundian refugees founded the association Dufashanye, meaning “Mutual Support” in Kirundi, the language spoken in Burundi. The 32-member association set up a workshop in Lusenda refugee camp in South Kivu Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and helps refu...