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Why Burkina Faso? We have been working in Burkina Faso since 2021, responding to a complex humanitarian crisis. Political unrest, conflict and climate change have combined to form an unprecedented humanitarian emergency in a country that already struggled with chronic hunger and malnutrition.
Burkina Faso is facing a multitude of challenges
Conflict has displaced more than 1.9 million people in just two years, making Burkina Faso the fastest-growing displacement crisis in recent times. 80% of all internally displaced Burkinabés are women and children.
More broadly, one-fifth of the country’s population, or 4.7 million Burkinabés, require humanitarian assistance; a 333% increase from the 2015-2020 average. Of these, 3.53 million people will need emergency food assistance. Burkina Faso also has one of the highest child mortality rates in the world.
By providing displaced families with basic necessities and access to quality health care, they are able to let go of some of the stress and start to rebuild their lives.
Over 400 households received emergency assistance to cover their basic food and shelter needs after fleeing armed conflict in the Nord region. 728 students from these households also received cash-for-education support to allow them to sit their end of school exams.
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How we’re helping Burkina Faso
Our response in Burkina Faso focuses on tackling the structural causes of extreme poverty through health, nutrition and education support.
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