Humanitarian Health Action

Burundi news releases and feature stories


  • 9 November 2015

    Unfolding crisis in Burundi requires resources to scale up humanitarian support

    The World Health Organization (WHO) and its United Nations partners say that continuing political unrest in Burundi increases the risk of an impending humanitarian crisis, and there are not enough resources to respond to the country’s next emergency.

  • 19 May 2015

    Burundian crisis triggers emerging humanitarian emergency in Tanzania

    Brazzaville/ Dar es Salaam -- A severe humanitarian crisis is developing in Tanzania as thousands of refugees from Burundi seek asylum due to escalating political tensions. The situation is especially worrisome in Kagunga village in Tanzania where the original population of 11 382 has increased to over 90 000 since the crisis began in April 2015.