The Burundi Crisis: The ICGLR Civil Society Call for Inclusive Dialogue and Commitment to Sustainable Peace in Burundi

Published: 20 Nov 2015

We, the undersigned, ICGLR National Civil Society Committee, Uganda Chapter, Women’s rights groups and the wider civil society under the auspices of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region, decry the deteriorating situation in Burundi where a number of lives have been lost while over 200,000 refugees have fled the country.

Bearing in mind of the violent past in Burundi, we are equally concerned that if the situation is not arrested, the Great Lakes Nation of Burundi is teetering dangerously on the brink of an all-out civil war or genocide degenerated from a low-intensity conflict rife with sporadic small- and heavy-arms fire to targeted assassinations, disappearances and torture of dissidents.

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Programmes: Causes of Displacement
Regions: Great Lakes Region, Burundi
Type: Library, Submission