- Population: 12,744,359
- Humanitarian assistance needed in 2019: 1.77 million
- Maternal mortality rate: 740 deaths per 100,000 live births
- Concern's work in Burundi: active since 1997
- Implementation of new WASH activities: since late 2019
- People reached during COVID-19 prevention: 163,000 people in April 2020
- Families receiving cash transfers: 4,196 families in 2019
Our work in Burundi supports maternal and child health and builds livelihood opportunities, while our work in the country’s schools focuses on ending gender-based violence and encouraging gender equality.
Concern has worked in Burundi since 1997.
With high levels of poverty, malnutrition, and maternal mortality, Burundi’s poverty levels are intersected by several causes, and our current programs address some of these issues, including health and nutrition support, livelihood development, and access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene services.
The maternal mortality rate in Burundi is one of the world’s worst, with 740 deaths per 100,000 live births. This makes the country one of the most dangerous places in the world to have a child.
Our work in Burundi focuses on maternal and child health, with a particular emphasis on improving nutrition and overall well-being. We specialize in community-based health and nutrition interventions, training community healthcare workers to screen for malnutrition and provide other support.
We've reached over 29,000 of the families we work with on COVID-19 prevention and warning signs in the month of April 2020 alone. This work reached nearly 163,000 people.
Over the course of 2019, 4,196 families received cash transfers from Concern to support their recovery from emergency situations and businesses developed from the Graduation model.
Since late 2019, Concern has begun implementing new WASH activities in Burundi, doubling the number of provinces where we work with new programs in Bujumbura Rural, Muyinga, and Rumonge.
Our Work in Burundi
Our work to end poverty in Burundi is rooted in livelihoods development, health and nutrition, and education programming.