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Reducing displacement risk in the Greater Horn of Africa

This thematic report presents the first baseline for displacement risk associated with sudden-onset disasters in the countries of the Greater Horn of Africa with the ultimate aim of reducing future displacement.

26 September 2017 | Publication

“A recipe for violence”: The impact of Burundi’s downward spiral on displacement

An eye witness account on the current displacement situation in Burundi where thousands of people are fleeing their homes due to political unrest.

22 December 2015 | Blog Post

Global Estimates 2015: People displaced by disasters

Latest figures from IDMC estimate that more than 19.3 million people were forced to flee their homes by disasters in 100 countries in 2014. Hundreds of thousands more are still displaced following disasters in previous years.

20 July 2015 | Publication

Burundi: internal displacement as of March 2015

This map shows the internal displacement in Burundi as of March 2015.

04 March 2015 | Map

Burundi: guarded optimism that long-term IDPs may achieve durable solutions

In Burundi, thousands of IDPs still live in protracted displacement. Their prospects for durable solutions might increase with the forthcoming elections and the renewed engagement of the government.

04 March 2015 | Overview

Burundi: Internal displacement in brief

No new displacements were reported in Burundi during 2013, despite tensions ahead of elections in 2015.

31 December 2013 | Summary

IDMC

Burundi

IDMC's Burundi page provides an overview of the latest figures and key concerns facing internally displaced people in the country.

31 July 2012 | Country Page

IDMC

Burundi

31 July 2012 | Country Profile Page

Workshop on durable solutions for internally displaced people

The National Commission on Land and Other Properties (Commission Nationale des Terres et Autres Biens or CNTB) in collaboration with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and its Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) organised a workshop on the role of the CNTB in promoting durable solutions for internally displaced people (IDPs), on 10 November 2011 at Chez André in Bujumbura.

01 December 2011 | Publication

IDMC

Burundi: Secure tenure and land access still challenges for long-term IDPs

Up to 100,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) were living in mid-2011 in settlements in the north and centre of Burundi. They had been displaced by inter-ethnic and inter-communal violence which broke out after a 1993 coup d’état and the fighting between government forces and rebel groups which followed.

18 August 2011 | Country Profile

Secure tenure and land access still challenges for long-term IDPs

IDPs lack security of tenure in the settlements they live in, and many are far from the land on which they depend for survival

18 August 2011 | Overview

IDMC

Long-term IDPs need land security

The security situation in Burundi improved markedly after the last rebel group in the country laid down its arms at the end of 2008. However, up to 100,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) remain in sites in northern and central Burundi. Most of them, displaced in the 1990s or early 2000s, have integrated in the neighbouring towns and villages they fled to, and the majority reportedly wish to remain in these sites.

20 October 2009 | Overview

IDMC

Burundi: Long-term IDPs need land security

The security situation in Burundi improved markedly after the last rebel group in the country laid down its arms at the end of 2008, and no new conflict-induced displacement was reported in 2009. However, up to 100,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) remain in sites in northern and central Burundi. Most of them, displaced in the 1990s or early 2000s following inter-ethnic violence and fighting between the government and rebel groups, have integrated in the neighbouring towns and villages they fled to, and the majority reportedly wish to remain in these sites.

01 October 2009 | Country Profile

IDMC

Internally displaced Burundians should not be forgotten during the peace building process

Despite a marked improvement in the security situation in Burundi in recent years, some 100,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) remain in settlements throughout the country, in addition to an unknown number living with host families. Many IDPs seem to have to a large extent integrated into the communities of neighbouring towns and villages, but there is little information on their situation, their needs or their aspirations.

19 May 2008 | Overview

IDMC

Burundi: Internally displaced Burundians should not be forgotten during the peacebuilding process

Despite a marked improvement in the security situation in Burundi in recent years, some 100,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) remain in settlements throughout the country, in addition to an unknown number living with host families. Many IDPs seem to have to a large extent integrated into the communities of neighbouring towns and villages, but there is little information on their situation, their needs or their aspirations.

01 May 2008 | Country Profile

IDMC

Burundi: Long-term IDPs still wait for durable solutions despite improved security

Despite a marked improvement in the security situation in Burundi, some 100,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) remain in limbo in settlements throughout the country, in addition to an unknown number living with host families. There is little information on the situation of long-term IDPs or on their needs.

23 February 2007 | Country Profile

IDMC

Long-term IDPs still wait for durable solutions despite improved security

Despite a marked improvement in the security situation in Burundi, some 100,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) remain in limbo in settlements throughout the country, in addition to an unknown number living with host families. There is little information on the situation of long-term IDPs or on their needs.

23 February 2007 | Overview

IDMC

Burundi: Still no end to displacement, despite political progress

Several hundred thousand internally displaced people (IDPs) and refugees have returned home since 2003, due to the general improvement of security in Burundi, following the signing of ceasefire agreements between the government and several rebel groups. Hopes that the remaining rebel group, the National Liberation Forces (FNL), would make peace with the new government elected in mid-2005 have so far been disappointed.

11 April 2006 | Country Profile

IDMC

Profile of Internal Displacement: Burundi (August 2005)

Since the early 1990s, hundreds of thousands of Burundians have fled their homes to escape fighting between the government and Hutu rebel groups seeking to put an end to the political dominance of the Tutsi minority.

15 August 2005 | Country Profile

IDMC

Burundi: Improving political and security situation encourages IDP return

Since the early 1990s, hundreds of thousands of Burundians have fled their homes to escape fighting between the government and Hutu rebel groups seeking to put an end to the political dominance of the Tutsi minority.

15 August 2005 | Overview

IDMC

Profile of Internal Displacement: Burundi (February 2005)

Since the early 1990s, hundreds of thousands of Burundians have fled their homes to escape fighting between the government and Hutu rebel groups seeking to put an end to the political dominance of the Tutsi minority.

15 February 2005 | Country Profile

IDMC

Profile of Internal Displacement: Burundi

Since the early 1990s, hundreds of thousands of Burundians have fled their homes to escape fighting between the government and Hutu rebel groups seeking to put an end to the political dominance of the Tutsi minority.

26 March 2004 | Country Profile

IDMC

Profile Internal Displacement: Burundi (June 2003)

As fierce fighting in Burundi has surged in recent months in defiance of the December 2002 ceasefire agreements, civilians are once again suffering displacement, death and disease. The smooth handover of power to a Hutu president, Domitien Ndayizeye, by his Tutsi predecessor Pierre Buyoya on 1 May 2003, has also failed to halt the conflict that has killed an estimated 300,000 people since its outbreak in 1993.

23 June 2003 | Country Profile

IDMC

Profile of Internal Displacement: Burundi (February 2003)

Many thousands of people have been temporarily displaced in recent months by fighting between the Burundian government and two armed Hutu rebel groups. Up to 100,000 people are being displaced each month in worst affected areas, many of them moving from hilltop to hilltop in search of safety. Temporarily displaced people, most of them women and children, are among the most vulnerable people in Burundi.

05 February 2003 | Country Profile

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