What we do
UNICEF has been advocating for children’s rights in Burundi since 1962.
UNICEF in Burundi
For over 60 years, UNICEF has been a key player in protecting children's rights in Burundi. We work tirelessly to reach the most vulnerable of children. Our work focuses on child survival to ensure that no child is left behind. We make sure that every child has the best start in life in terms of health, education and positive development.
For every child, all rights.
UNICEF’s work in Burundi
UNICEF is the United Nations agency that specializes in children and adolescents. Created in 1946, it operates in 191 countries to promote the rights of persons under 18 years of age around the world in terms of survival, development, protection and social cohesion.
We work with governments, organizations, the private sector, other UN agencies and international cooperation organizations, among others.
In Burundi, UNICEF has a very diverse portfolio of responsibility but all with the same objective which is to assist the Government and other stake-holders to fulfill children’s economic, social, cultural, political and civil rights. The UNICEF country programme in Burundi aims to improve the lives of children and women in the following key areas:
- Child and maternal health
- Child protection
- Water, sanitation and hygiene
- Social policy and advocacy
- Adolescent empowerment and community resilience
- Humanitarian response