Darifa* (18) with her 10 day old daughter, Lenka*. Both live at an unofficial IDP site where community leaders say food shortages are a constant worry. Photo: Henry Wilkins / Concern WorldwideDarifa* (18) with her 10 day old daughter, Lenka*. Both live at an unofficial IDP site where community leaders say food shortages are a constant worry. Photo: Henry Wilkins / Concern WorldwideDarifa* (18) with her 10 day old daughter, Lenka*. Both live at an unofficial IDP site where community leaders say food shortages are a constant worry. Photo: Henry Wilkins / Concern Worldwide

Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso

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

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.

Katelyn Buisman - Programmes Director

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 3.5 million Burkinabés, require humanitarian assistance; a 60% increase in the last year. Burkina Faso also has one of the highest child mortality rates in the world.

Latest achievements

One

Emergency assistance

Over 350 households received emergency assistance to cover their basic food and shelter needs after fleeing armed conflict in the East and Sahel regions.

Two

Improving health

Three

Hygiene kits

Concern staff visit a family at their rented house in Pouytenga Centre East where they have no toilets. They are preparing corn meal for their dinner. Photo: Anne Mimault/Concern Worldwide
Concern staff visit a family at their rented house in Pouytenga Centre East where they have no toilets. They are preparing corn meal for their dinner. Photo: Anne Mimault/Concern Worldwide
Concern staff visit and meet with IDPs in Pouytenga Centre East. Photo: Anne Mimault/Concern Worldwide
Concern staff visit and meet with IDPs in Pouytenga Centre East. Photo: Anne Mimault/Concern Worldwide
Delivery of equipment and medical supplies to the CSPS, Yargho. Photo: Concern Worldwide
Delivery of equipment and medical supplies to the CSPS, Yargho. Photo: Concern Worldwide

How we are helping in Burkina Faso

We are working with people living in Burkina Faso to improve food security, nutrition, healthcare, access to water, sanitation and hygiene.

Food and non-food items
Water, sanitation and hygiene
Health and nutrition
NFI materials being distributed by Concern in masisi, DRC. Photo: Kieran McConville/Concern Worldwide

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