As a global child rights organization that works in 190 countries and territories, we inspire and achieve sustainable impact for girls and boys in Burundi
For over 70 years, UNICEF has been a key advocate for, and contributor to the realization of children’s rights in Burundi. We strive to leave no child behind. We focus on the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children to make sure that they are given the best chance for a healthy life, a childhood of fulfillment and protection from harm.
UNICEF's mission in Burundi
Guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF calls for all children to have their rights protected, their basic needs met, and their potential expanded to the fullest.
Making sure that children can live healthily, that they can learn and develop their skills and capacities, and that they are kept safe from violence, abuse and exploitation is essential to human progress. Therefore, UNICEF mobilizes political will and material resources to help countries, particularly developing countries, ensure a "first call for children" and to help them develop policies and deliver services for children and their families.
UNICEF pays particular attention to the most disadvantaged children – children affected by disasters, extreme poverty, violence, exploitation and discrimination, including girls and children with special needs, and children from minority groups – and supports their survival, development and protection.
Humanitarian disasters-climate hazards and epidemics- are especially hard to bear for children. In coordination with United Nations partners and humanitarian agencies, UNICEF makes its unique facilities for rapid response available to its partners to relieve the suffering of children and families.
Burundi’s children deserve our best. That is why we work tirelessly with our partners to deliver results for children. Results that are driven by evidence. Results that are sustainable. Results that have made a tangible difference in children’s lives.
Read about our results in Burundi
2018 marked the end of UNICEF’s existing country programme together with the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for the same period.