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Burkina Faso | Response overview October 2019

Burkina Faso | Response overview October 2019
Oct 2019

Key points

  • Given the resurgence of violence in Burkina Faso, agricultural activities have dropped by 20–70 percent in crisis-affected areas where half of the land will not be cultivated compared with 2017/18. Decreased livestock production has also been observed, which increases the levels of food insecurity and malnutrition among vulnerable populations.
  • The upcoming dry season is an opportunity to significantly increase the food production of vulnerable families and promote their self-reliance in order to avoid increased dependency on humanitarian aid.
  • In collaboration with the World Food Programme, the two agencies have developed a joint response plan requiring USD 50 million to address the immediate needs of 500 000 crisis‑affected people – both displaced and host communities – through cash-for-work activities and agricultural production support during the dry season.

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