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Terre des hommes (Tdh) focuses its efforts in Burundi on the access to justice for children and young people. We work on community protection to ensure equitable access to basic services for all children and are implementing a humanitarian response, including livelihood support for child refugees. We work with authorities and communities to improve respect for the rights and protection of children.

What we do

Child protection

Tdh strengthens and accompanies community actors to set up a protective framework for children and guarantee them equitable access to basic services. We prevent and fight against violence against children.

Acess to justice

Tdh strengthens the actors in the penal chain and accompanies the implementation of alternative measures to deprivation of liberty for children. We work in juvenile detention centres to offer psychosocial support and professional training. Children in conflict with the law are thus taken in charge and supported in their social reintegration or referred to appropriate structures. Tdh is also committed to improving the conditions of detention in prisons, for example by opening prison crèches. Tdh teams and our national partner Giriyuja accompany street children detained following mass arrests.

Humanitarian aid

Our teams are present with Congolese refugees or refugees returning to their areas of origin in Bujumbura through protection projects and by providing means of subsistence. We also work on the preparation, prevention and response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Terre des hommes in Burundi

Beneficiairies in 2021


63,599 people

Expatriate staff / Local staff


3 / 39

Budget 2021


CHF 2,500,000




Where we work

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Terre des hommes begins its work in Burundi in the field of child protection to support children with disabilities.
Launch of a project for children in street situations.
Creation of a national programme for the reintegration of orphaned and marginalised children.
Launch of a project for children and young people in conflict with the law.
Implementation of a violence and crime prevention programme.
Tdh Burundi changes its status from an international NGO to an international Foundation.
Establishment of a volunteer team ensuring national coverage for the justice programme.

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Related publications

Annual report 2021
Thematic Policy 2014 - Restorative Juvenile Justice
Impact des activités organisées en détention auprès de jeunes en contact avec la loi au Burundi

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