Human Right

200 thousand children to be registered in Burundi

06-15-2018 At least 200,000 children including the repatriated, displaced and vulnerable are expected to be registered in a campaign launched by the Government of Burundi in partnership with UNICEF this June 13, 2018. Jean Bosco Maneno, Director General of Territory Administration at the Ministry of Interior, has said the campaign (...)

Search for reliable data to fight children malnutrition

10-06-2016 A second round of mobilization for malnutrition screening in children under 5 in the provinces of municipal and rural Bujumbura has started this Wednesday. The repetition of the screening activities is intended to get reliable data to help address that serious issue. Actors in the fight against malnutrition in (...)
EAC integration

2nd East African Community Child Rights Conference held in Nairobi

09-15-2016 The 2nd EAC Child Rights Conference was held at the Desmond Tutu Conference Centre in Nairobi, Kenya from 25-26 August. The conference, placed under the theme “Coordinated and Sustained Investment in Children,” saw thirty children from Burundi, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan come together to discuss children’s rights (...)

Summer camps in Bujumbura

08-02-2016 On 1 August, the education minister along with the UNICEF representative in Burundi officially launched summer camps for 10,000 children and young people of Bujumbura. International organizations like the UNICEF, UNFPA, WFP and the United Nations Volunteers program came together to support the Ministry of Education, Higher Education and (...)

Malnutrition: a big problem of young children in Burundi

07-31-2013 Despite a significant food self-sufficiency potential, Burundi is one of the 79 countries most affected by food insecurity and listed in the Global Hunger Index. Even the recent UNICEF’s analysis figures about the malnourished children in Burundi have given us an alarming situation– by Joanna Nganda 58%. This is (...)