• Crisis Severity ?
    2.3
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Impact ?
    3.3
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Humanitarian Conditions ?
    1.1
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Complexity ?
    3.2
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Access Constraints ?
    2.0
    No constraints
    Extreme constraints

Overview

30/10/2020

Heavy rains since April have affected over 106,000 people and killed 41 people across Burkina Faso. On 8 September the government declared a state of natural disaster. As of 10 September, 3,300 houses have been destroyed, 1,600 damaged, and 1,790 emergency IDP shelters have been damaged or destroyed. 250 metric tons of food stocks were destroyed or swept away. The hardest hit areas are Centre-Nord (21,600 affected) and Sahel (23,970 affected) regions, where 733,000 IDPs are located. Precarious housing and repeated displacements into more remote areas make the populations in these regions particularly vulnerable to flooding. The school year started on 1 October, yet over 560 people across the country are currently sheltering in classrooms. Approximately 50,000 people are in need of urgent humanitarian aid as of 22 September.

Initial assessments found urgent needs among the affected population, including food, NFIs, dignity kits, healthcare, hygiene kits, and shelter.

The rainy season, which usually runs through October, is predicted to affect over 100,000 people in 2020. ?

Latest Developments

22/10/2020

No significant recent humanitarian developments. This crisis is being monitored by our analysis team.

ACAPS' team is daily monitoring the impact of COVID-19. Find more information related to the outbreak here.

Humanitarian Access

22/10/2020

Increasing insecurity, displacement, and COVID-19 containment measures restrict humanitarian access. Schools and healthcare facilities in conflict-affected areas are regularly targeted by armed groups, forcing a number of them to close and disrupting the population’s access to their services. IDPs and refugees are faced with additional displacement due to floods and attacks from armed groups and government forces, further limiting their access to aid and services. COVID-19 restrictions have led to the temporary suspension of certain humanitarian activities: some villages in the Sahel region were cut-off from aid while stricter quarantine measures were in place.