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Burkina Faso: Floods - Jul 2016

Burkina Faso
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In Burkina Faso, heavy rainfall, which started in June and continued until 23 July 2016 has led to widespread flooding across four of the 13 regions in the country. It is estimated that up to 10,260 people have been affected, with 10 injures and four deaths also reported. Initial response and support were provided by the government, but this has since been overwhelmed with the continued rains. (IFRC, 9 Aug 2016)

As of 17 August, more than 27,000 were affected by the floods, including in the Centre region. (Gov't of Burkina Faso, 17 Aug 2016)