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WFP Burkina Faso Country Brief, April 2022

Страны
Буркина-Фасо
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Источники
WFP
Дата публикации

In Numbers

5,394.5 mt of food distributed

USD 1.2 million of cash distributed

USD 135.9 million six months (May 2022-October 2022) net funding requirements

960,993 people assisted in April 2022

Operational Updates

Political updates: Following demands from ECOWAS, the military junta has consented to the release of former President Roch Kaboré and his return to his private residence. However, agreement on the duration of the transition period has not been reached. Negotiations are set to continue as an ECOWAS mission is expected to arrive in the country for consultations with national authorities before the next ECOWAS head of state meeting, according to a communiqué dated 27 April.

Assistance to internally displaced persons (IDPs): In April, WFP distributed 4,970 MT of in-kind distributions and USD 1.17 million of cash-based transfers (CBT) to 710,686 internally displaced persons across six regions (Boucle du Mouhoun, Centre-Nord, Centre-Est, Est, Nord, and Sahel).

Assistance to refugees: Through its emergency assistance to refugees, WFP provided assistance to 13,019 Malian refugees in the city of Dori.

Nutrition: As part of the prevention and treatment of moderate acute malnutrition, 47,139 children aged 6-59 months (52 percent girls) and 15,338 pregnant and lactating women received 225 MT of specialized nutritious food. In the framework of the regional response to food crisis in Central Sahel (CRIALCES) project, WFP donated 27 motorcycles to enhance monitoring capacities of four implementing partners, including ATAD (Alliance Technique d’Assistance au Développement), AZND (Association Zood-Nooma pour le Développement), Khoolesmen and OCADES (Organisation Catholique pour le Développement et la Solidarité).

Resilience: In preparation of additional resilience activities for the period 2022-2025, WFP supported the development of 14 community-based participatory plans in the Centre-Nord, Est, Nord, and Sahel regions. The exercises have led to the identification of communities’ needs from the ground up, regarding resilience building activities and will enhance coordination among technical and financial partners like WFP.

As part of the micro-assurance initiative with smallholder farmers, WFP finalized cash distributions for 721 farmers with an overall value of USD 11,546. The cash payments were a compensation package for participants who were impacted by weather events in 2021.

In April, WFP supported the finalization of the implementation plan for the African Risk Capacity (ARC) Replica response – aiming to extend climate risk insurance in Burkina Faso. A targeting exercise was conducted with 17,818 beneficiaries selected to receive compensation in the localities of Bourzanga, Kongoussi and Rollo (Centre-Nord region). Collaboration has been enabled through the tripartite agreement between WFP, the Government, and ARC.
Education: Through WFP’s school feeding programme, 166,126 children were reached in April, including 22,575 girls supported through additional take-home rations to encourage attendance.
WFP has contributed to the amendment of the national consultation report, aimed to revise school meals based on local dishes. This exercise is paving the way for the improvement of meals served to schoolchildren through a more balanced, diversified, healthy diet.

Education: Through WFP’s school feeding programme, 166,126 children were reached in April, including 22,575 girls supported through additional take-home rations to encourage attendance. WFP has contributed to the amendment of the national consultation report, aimed to revise school meals based on local dishes. This exercise is paving the way for the improvement of meals served to schoolchildren through a more balanced, diversified, healthy diet. WFP also supported the Government through a deworming campaign in the Boucle du Mouhoun, Cascades, Centre-Ouest, Plateau Central and Sud-Ouest regions. About 158,380 schoolchidren from 723 schools benefitted from the distribution of albendazole tablets and 4.6 MT of micro-nutrient powder to improve micronutrient deficiencies. Seven awareness sessions were provided on the fortification of canteen meals with micronutrient powder to education actors in Gaoua (Sud-Ouest region) and Koudougou (Centre-Ouest region).

Social protection: Under WFP’s safety net programme, WFP has provided trainings and distributed 150 start-up kits to out-of-school girls in the peri-urban neighbourhoods of Ouagadougou to help improve local employment prospects. The trainings and kits are related to income generating activities including stitching, hairdressing, weaving, catering, and processing of local products. Capacity strengthening: WFP supported the Government to develop a national early recovery strategy for internally displaced persons (IDPs) and host communities. The strategy aims to identify guidelines and suggest practical solutions for either the return of IDPs to their localities of origin, local integration, or resettlement