Demographic Data

  • Total Population: 10.82 million
  • Population under 15: 45%
  • Life Expectancy at Birth: 54 years
  • Human Development Index: 184 out of 188
  • World Bank Status (high, middle, low income): Low income
  • HIV/AIDS Prevalence (age 15-49): 1.1%
  • Mean Household Composition: 4.8 members
  • Female-Headed Households: 27%
  • Early Marriage (% of children married by 18 years): 20%

Sources: World Bank, UNICEF, UNDP HDR 2015, DHS 2010

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International Rescue Committee3 Jul 2019

Dans le cadre du Projet national “Umwana mu muryango” (UMMU) de « Prise en charge alternative de qualité pour les enfants au Burundi», financé par l’Union Européenne (UE), International Rescue Comittee (IRC) est en concertation avec le Ministère des Droits de la Personne Humaine, des Affaires Sociales et du Genre en vue de s’attacher les services d’un Consultant national ou international, de préférence résidant au Burundi pour la réalisation d’une Stratégie Nationale de Prise en charge alternative des enfants au Burundi.

UNICEF28 Jan 2018

UNICEF is seeking a Child Protection Specialist in Burundi. 

Elsa Laurin - UNHCR21 Jun 2017

This UNHCR presentation provides an overview of alternative care for children in East African refugee contexts.

Alexandra Shaphren - Plan International1 Mar 2017

This case study describes the community-based child protection programme implemented between 2015 and 2016 with Burundian girls, boys and adults in Mahama refugee camp in Rwanda.

NORC at the University of Chicago15 Jan 2017

NORC seeks two Senior Social Welfare/Child Protection Experts to work in collaboration with NORC’s evaluation experts on the endline evaluation for a U.S. Agency for International development (USAID) funded Displaced Children and Orphan’s Fund (DCOF) project in Burundi and Moldova.

Rose Foley - Aljazeera11 Aug 2016

Can children forced to fight be reintegrated back into their families and communities?

Dr. Philip Cook, Michele Cook, Natasha Blanchet Cohen, Armel Oguniyi & Jean Sewanou International Institute for Child Rights and Development (IICRD)29 Jul 2016

This is a report from the International Institute for Child Rights and Development (IICRD) examining the two year (2014-2016) Child Protection Social Cohesion initiative in Burundi and Chad.

Government of Burundia9 Jun 2016

Cet article donne un bref aperçu de la question des mendiants et des enfants de la rue dans la ville de Bujumbura, au Burundi.

Julia Sloth-Nielsen and Marilize Ackermann - SCIELO30 Mar 2016

This article reports on the findings of a study of foreign children, including from Burundi, accommodated in the care system in the Western Cape, based on fieldwork conducted in child and youth care centres (CYCCs). 

Tendai Marima - Aljazeera1 Dec 2015

This article describes how thousands of minors have taken risky journeys to escape a political crisis in Burundi and landed in refugee camps in bordering countries.