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Burkina Faso - Response Overview - July 2019

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• Burkina Faso is facing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis, mainly due to a recent upsurge in violence by non‑identified armed groups and increased inter-communal conflict. In a context where needs are chronically high, the situation is compounded by high levels of food insecurity and malnutrition, and the crisis is threatening people’s lives and livelihoods.

• FAO has activated a corporate scale-up to support the country to address increased needs.

• FAO’s response strategy focuses on preventing a further deterioration in food insecurity through an integrated approach based on providing humanitarian support, building resilience and strengthening social cohesion.