Context

Since 2015, Burkina Faso has been affected by a rapid deterioration in the security situation linked to the activity of local and transnational non-state armed groups in the context of the regional conflict affecting the Sahel. The intensification of violence and growing attacks led to the first population displacements in the north of the country from February 2017. It was in 2019 that the national security situation deteriorated sharply, causing massive population displacements and a real humanitarian crisis that has still not stabilized today. To date, there are just over 1.7 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the country. The number of IDPs increased by 10% between November 2021 and January 2022.

After the Sahel, East, Center North and North regions, Boucle du Mouhoun remains the most affected by insecurity. The rapid deterioration of the situation has exacerbated existing vulnerabilities and greatly increased humanitarian needs (6th region of the country in terms of humanitarian needs).

 

Supported project

In 2021-2022, the Foundation will support the emergency project of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) which aims to provide medical assistance to people displaced in the Boucle du Mouhoun region due to the prevailing insecurity situation in Burkina Faso.

As part of this project, MSF will provide medical care to girls and women living in the Boucle du Mouhoun region of the country (north-west) and in the provinces of Kossi (Nouna) and Sourou (Tougan).

These girls and women will specifically benefit from primary and secondary health care: general consultations, prenatal follow-up, gynecological and obstetrical care, pediatric care, care for victims of sexual violence (including psychological assistance). In 2023, MSF plans to launch emergency surgery (obstetric surgery, trauma and visceral emergencies, etc.) in the hospitals of Nouna and Tougan. Displaced women and girls from these provinces, where approximately 80% of IDPs are women and children, will also be able to benefit from these actions if they are opened as planned by the partner.

Some figures

 

Budget 100,000 euros

Goal 5,552 women to support