The pandemic threatens vulnerable families.


Burundi is facing a socio-political crisis that affects its economy. The vast majority of its population lives below the poverty line. Children are the most affected and are confronted to all sorts of violence. We are working with the Ministry of Justice to implement a restorative justice, which reintegrates children in conflict with the law into the society while guaranteeing their rights. We reinforce and support the actors in the communal system to establish a child protection framework which supports good existing cultural practices. .

What we do

Child protection

We are putting in place a protective system for children through child protection community committees, centers and a national children’s forum. Children who are victims of violence or in conflict with the law are thus taken into charge and supported in their process of social reintegration or referred to appropriate structures. We support these structures and the development of work tools. Therefore, an equitable access to basic services is created for the children.

Acess to justice

We accompany the actors of the judicial system (police officers, social workers, rehabilitation centers’ staff, justice professionals) through training in restorative juvenile justice. Children in conflict with the law benefit from alternative measures to deprivation of liberty and can follow psychosocial activities to prevent recidivism.

“Klerya is nine. When I met her, she couldn’t speak. She was afraid, sad and lonely. Now she’s happy, she takes initiatives and she’s even starting to speak!”

Mylène Ntamatungiroa, coordinator in charge of raising awareness in Burundi


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Terre des hommes in Burundi

Beneficiairies in 2018


56,631 people

Expatriate / local employees


1 / 50

Budget 2019


CHF 2,161,255




Where we work

Supported by


Start of Terre des hommes’ work in Burundi.
Creation of a national programme to reintegrate orphaned and marginalised children.
Foundation of a network of 14 local organisations dedicated to defending the rights of children living on the streets.
Start of a project aimed at children and youths in conflict with the law.
Implementation of a training programme to prevent violence and crime in collaboration with the University of Cape Town.
Creation of a partnership with the Ministry of Labour to support children working as domestic servants.
Initiation of a violence and delinquency prevention programme.

Related publications

Making an Impact for Children: Annual Report 2018
Tdh Magazine No. 40 – Against Child Trafficking
Thematic Policy 2014 - Restorative Juvenile Justice

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