Burkina Faso

Situation Report

Highlights

  • Burkina Faso is grappling with an unprecedented humanitarian emergency due to a sudden escalation of violence
  • 2.2 million people need humanitarian assistance.
  • More than 765,000 people have been uprooted from their homes. A 1,200% increase since January 2019.
  • More than 95 per cent of the displaced are in host communities
  • 2,410 schools have been forced shut, depriving over 318,000 children of education
Displacement map

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Burkina Faso

Situation Report

Key Figures

2.2M
people in need
1.2M
food insecure people
766K
people displaced
318k
children out of school

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Burkina Faso

Situation Report

Funding

$187M
Required
$98.2M
Received
53%
Progress
FTS

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Contacts

Kristen Knutson

Chef de bureau, OCHA Burkina Faso

Danielle Wellignon

Chargée de l'information publique

Burkina Faso

Situation Report
Background
Déplacement interne

Humanitarian situation

The humanitarian situation in Burkina Faso has deteriorated sharply over the past year. On the second half of the month of February 2020, nearly 765,000 people had been forced to flee their homes due to the violence.

Today more than 56% of internally displaced people (IDPs) are without any or adequate shelter. The month of January 2020 saw worsening violence against civilians, mainly in the provinces of Soum, Sanmatenga, Seno and Sourou, which has contributed to new displacements in these locations.

The number of people in need of humanitarian assistance has increased from 1.5 million people in December 2019 to 2.2 million in January 2020. According to the Humanitarian Needs Overview, in 2020, 948,000 people are in need of protection and 1.5 million people will depend on humanitarian aid for access to healthcare services.

From the data available, 318,000 students are without access to education due to the closure of 2,410 schools due to insecurity. In response, the humanitarian community is targeting 1.8 million people to receive multisectoral humanitarian assistance in 2020 and calling for US$ 312 million in funding.

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