Burkina Faso Humanitarian Emergency

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UNFPA Burkina Faso

As one of the least developed countries in Africa, Burkina Faso suffers from food insecurity and disease outbreaks. Two-thirds of the country is under the age of 25, which is contributing to the country's rapid population growth and further straining available resources. Maternal mortality remains high despite a steady decline in birth-related deaths over the last several decades, and child marriage and low levels of youth enrollment in secondary school persist. Additionally, the country hosts upwards of 30,000 refugees from Mali. UNFPA and partners work to provide sexual and reproductive health services, counseling and other information to enable women and young people to achieve their full potential, as well as work to establish mechanisms to prevent and respond to gender-based violence.

Country Population: 18.1 mil
Level of Crisis:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Humanitarian needs

1.90 million
474,071
75,851
55,000
Last updated on - 01 January 2017
UNFPA/Theodore Somda

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2016

  • Services delivered
    Total people reached with sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence services in humanitarian settings
    2,004
    Number of facilities supported that provide emergency obstetric care
    4
Disclaimer
  • Results data are reported and updated as they become available.
  • - Targets and UNFPA's populations of concern, including women of reproductive age and pregnant women, are estimated using the MISP calculator.
  • - Funding estimates are based on country planning processes, including inter-agency humanitarian response plans and regional refugee and resilience plans.
  • L1: Humanitarian crises in which the national and international resources available in the affected country are sufficient for the required response.
  • L2: Humanitarian crises requiring significant support from neighbouring countries, regional organizations and possibly humanitarian agency headquarters.
  • L3: Major, sudden-onset humanitarian crises requiring mobilization across the humanitarian system.
  • Crisis levels are determined by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, a forum of UN and non-UN humanitarian partners.