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 10 Million
live there

Girls only stay in school an average of 10 years

82 out of 1000 children die
before their 5th birthday

A parent earns an average
of less than $1 a day

Our Work

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 2014 State of the World’s Mothers report. You can access detailed data here.

Other sources as follows: Population and Life Expectancy: CIA World Factbook 2014; Human Development Rank: United Nations Development Programe 2014; Underweight Children: World Health Organization Report 2014

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