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

Humanitarian needs

2.90 million
Last updated on - 01 December 2018
UNFPA/Theodore Somda

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2018

  • People Reached
    People reached with Dignity Kits
  • Services delivered
    Number of mobile clinics
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    Number of safe spaces
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
    Maternity health facilities/tents/homes operationalized with UNFPA support
    Dignity Kits distributed
  • Capacity building
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)

Emergencies related listing

  • 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.