Burundi Children

About Burundi

Save the Children's work in Burundi encompasses more than 3 decades of relief aid and program assistance around its region and neighboring countries. We've worked in Tanzania since 1994 and Rwanda since 1986. Our work in the Nyagurusu camp aims to help local partners implement child protection and education programs.

Facts About

More than 11.1 Million
live there

About 25% of girls and boys are out of school

82 out of 1000 children die
before their 5th birthday

Our Work

In 2015 more than 165,000 people have fled Burundi to neighboring countries, such as DRC, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. The Nyagurusu camp was established to accommodate 50,000 people. Prior to the Burundi crisis it was already being occupied by 30,000 Congolese refugees. Save the Children is working with local partners to implement programs and spaces for children in these camps. The daily activities in these spaces allows for assessment of children’s needs and support from caregivers, while providing counseling and referral to other services such as healthcare. The team is also working to set-up education opportunities for children who have been out of school for several months due to the unrest in the build-up to the elections.

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Unless otherwise noted, facts and statistics have been sourced from Save the Children’s 2017 End of Childhood Report. You can access detailed data here.

Other sources as follows: Population: CIA World Factbook 2015;

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