In May 2015, residual tensions from the Civil War in Burundi stemming from the conflict between the Hutus and Tutsis were sparked once again when the Burundian President Nkurunziza was authorized for a third term of office. Internews commissioned an information evaluation in October 2016 for two months, examining the ability to access information in the Burndian camps in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania and Uganda, as well as the dynamics between refugees and host communities.
Internews trained 18 journalists and 21 young correspondents (including 15 young refugees), 23 of which are women, on basic journalism, conflict sensitive journalism, gender sensitivity, physical security and the background of the Burundian refugee situation. Through mobile phones, SMS and social media posts, Internews provides constant information to all communities in the camps with a daily bulletin about the problems Burundian refugees face regularly. The program is broadcast on 14 partner radio stations as a monthly magazine about the Burundian refugee situation in the DRC that includes the input and experiences from refugees from surrounding countries. This project has been funded by the European Union.