Burkina Faso’s struggling economy is heavily dependent on rainfed agriculture to support its expanding population amidst successive waves of floods and droughts. The landlocked country’s population is particularly vulnerable to economic shocks, such as high food prices, and has also been affected by the regional food shortages and drought experienced across the Sahel region.
As the population and influx of refugees from neighbouring countries such as Mali increases, food shortages and escalating prices have resulted in widespread hunger for many families.
What we are doing
In 2015, our areas of work in Burkina Faso focused around nutritional support, making an impact in local communities:
- Providing nutritional and health care services to 118,266 people
- Training local health workers to treat and diagnose malnutrition in children under five years old
- Providing water, sanitation and hygiene support to 85,134 people in Burkina Faso