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Kinder in einer Schule in Burundi

Burkina Faso

17 current projects
6.4 m. € funding in 2022
136,000 people reached in 2022

+++ Violent attacks by extremist groups continue in Burkina Faso. Approximately 2 million people have fled and are seeking protection in other regions of the country. About 5 million people are in need of humanitarian aid. Welthungerhilfe supports both internally displaced people and host communities. The focus is on improving the nutritional situation of refugees, especially women and children. Welthungerhilfe also assists vulnerable communities with food distributions, kitchen and hygiene kits and rehabilitates community water systems and boreholes to improve access to clean water. +++ The West African country of Burkina Faso has been repeatedly wracked by unrest and revolts since achieving independence in 1960. The political instability slows down the economic and social development of the country. The majority of its 20 million inhabitants consists of self-sufficient smallholders. The only business sectors of note are cotton production and mining, in particular gold mining. However, both income sources are extremely unstable. The exclusively overland export economy depends on the security situation in neighbouring countries as well as on the global market price. Both are subject to significant fluctuations. In addition, cotton production is very dependent on climatic conditions.

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Prospects for Farmers

In Burkina Faso small farmers become entrepreneurs, who sell their surpluses on the market.

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Hygiene starts on the toilet

The access to clean water is a human right. Sanitary facilities and hygiene training improve hygiene at schools in Burkina Faso and Ethiopia

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News from Burkina Faso

Publications about Burkina Faso

BRACED – Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters

With a grant of 7.2 million GBP of the government of the United Kingdom the Welthungerhilfe consortium implemented the BRACED project in the…

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