Burkina Faso

Situation Report

Highlights

  • The humanitarian situation in Burkina Faso in a context of fight against COVID-19 remains worrying.
  • 2.9 million people need humanitarian assistance.
  • More than 921,000 people have been uprooted from their homes.
  • According to the Humanitarian Needs Overview, 948,000 people need urgent protection and 1.5 million people depend on humanitarian health assistance.
  • 2,512 schools have been forced shut, depriving over 350,000 children of education
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Burkina Faso

Situation Report

Key Figures

2.9M
people in need
2.1M
food insecure people
921K
internally displaced people
350k
children out of school

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Burkina Faso

Situation Report

Funding

$424.4M
Required
$234.4M
Received
55%
Progress
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Contacts

Kristen Knutson

Head of Office, OCHA Burkina Faso

Danielle Wellignon

Public Information Officer

Burkina Faso

Situation Report
Background
Food Security

Humanitarian situation

The humanitarian situation in Burkina Faso in a context of fight against COVID-19 remains worrying. In the beginning of June 2020, more than 921,000 people were registered as internally displaced. To date, more than 54 per cent of the displaced are in critical need of shelter. They either do not have it or are using improvised ones.

The number of people in need of humanitarian assistance increased by 32%, from 2.2 million in January to 2.9 million at the end of June 2020, due to the exacerbation of violence targeting civilians and the lack of essential services such as health or education.

On the 1st of June 2020, 289 health facilities (23% of health centers in the 5 regions) were either non-functional or providing only minimum service. This has reduced or stopped access to health services for more than 1.5 million people.

By mid-2020, only 26 per cent of the necessary funds for the response could be mobilized. The revision of the 2020 Humanitarian Response Plan is in progress. It announces a deterioration of the situation therefore an increase in needs and funding for a response at scale.

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