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Burundi is considered as one of the poorest countries in the world and the second with higher population density in Africa. A little more than half the population you are under 18 years of age and life expectancy in Burundi no come to the 51 years.

Burundi: the poorest country in the world

Burundi ranks among the poorest countries in the world. The aftermath of the civil war between the Hutus and the Tutsis (1993 to 2002), the internal political tensions and the corruption have hindered the economic development of the country.

Burundi depends to a large degree of international aidwhich accounts for more than a third of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) from the country. Approximately, more than two thirds of the population have to earn a living less than 1.25 dollars a day and many people suffer from hunger, AIDS and diseases related to poverty.

Currently, about 1.8 million people require humanitarian assistance in the country, a figure that represents reduction important with respect to the 3.6 million inhabitants that existed in December 2017.

The stress experienced during the election period in April 2015 caused violent weeks of protests in the capital and in other rural districts of Burundi. Since the start of the crisis, tens of thousands of people have fled to neighboring countries like Tanzania and Rwanda.

  • 48% of the inhabitants are under 18 years of age and 7 out of 10 minors live in povertycompared to 60% of the total population
  • Burundi is a country that currently has 5 million inhabitants, although in 2050 it is expected to reach 11 million

What is life like in Burundi, the poorest country in the world?

Burundi must import a lot foods, fuels and construction materials. Export is limited to coffee and tea. For years, the country has registered a huge trade deficithence foreign aid finance more than half of the national budget.

  • 56% of children under 5 years of age have chronic malnutrition; that is, one height below his age, the highest rate worldwide
  • About 60 thousand minors must be treated for severe acute malnutrition

Approximately half a million girls and boys have to work to support themselves or their families. Thousands of people live on the streets.

Many children die as a result of diarrhea, malaria or malnutrition. About 15 thousand girls and boys under the age of 15 are HIV positive and more than 120 thousand have become orphans of the AIDS.

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