Crisis Severity The severity score from 1 to 5 is based on 31 indicators aggregated into 3 pillars (impact, conditions, and complexity)3.80 Very lowVery high 5
Impact This measures the impact of the crisis itself, in terms of the scope of its geographical, and human effects.4.10 Very lowVery high 5
Humanitarian Conditions This measures the conditions and status of the people affected, including info about the distribution of severity.4.00 Very lowVery high 5
Complexity This measures the complexity of the crisis, in terms of factors that affect its mitigation or resolution.3.20 Very lowVery high 5
Access Constraints This measures the level of humanitarian access constraints.2.0No constraintsExtreme constraints
Burkina Faso is currently facing a humanitarian crisis as a result of conflict in its northern and eastern regions along the border with Mali and Niger, as well as countrywide flooding.
Rising violence since 2018 has resulted in the displacement of over one million people, as of September 2020?5.2 million people are currently affected by the conflict and around 2.2 million are in need of assistance.? Armed groups are intensifying the conflict by using pre-existing tensions between farmers and herders to draw people into their ranks.? A state of emergency is in effect across 14 of the country’s 45 provinces.? Displacement and insecurity have increased humanitarian needs across all sectors. COVID-19 mitigation measures have further impacted the affected population by decreasing employment opportunities.? Attacks on healthcare centres and schools have disrupted the provision of health services and left 350,000 children out of school.?
Heavy rainfall since April has affected over 71,000 people across the country. The hardest-hit areas are the Centre-Nord and Sahel regions, where 733,000 IDPs are located. Classrooms are being used as shelters, further limiting access to education among the affected populations.
No significant recent humanitarian developments. This crisis is being monitored by our analysis team.
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