The terrible aftermath of the mudslides, which have left more than 3000 people homeless, grimly illustrates the human cost of the government’s failure to implement housing and land policies, said Amnesty.
Thousands of South Sudanese women and girls, and some men, who have been raped in ethnically-charged sexual attacks in the ongoing conflict are battling mental distress and stigma with nowhere to turn for help, Amnesty says.
Amnesty calls on Burundi to reverse repressive measures and stop stifling debate on issues critical to the future of the country, and allow independent experts ... to investigate and make recommendations to end the crisis.
"Today is a historic day for more than a quarter of a million refugees who were at risk of being forcefully returned to Somalia, where they would have been at serious risk of human rights abuses," said Amnesty.
Individuals suspected of committing war crimes, including killing and rape during the conflict, are evading investigation and arrest, and in some cases live side by side with their victims, Amnesty says.