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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

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

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

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: 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

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