Burkina Faso

The number of displaced people seeking safety in Burkina Faso’s Centre-North region has almost doubled in six months to 386,000 as a result of growing insecurity and violence. Many have no option but to stay in improvised shelters in remote areas, without basic services and exposed to the elements...
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is unfolding, our teams are working in more than 70 countries around the world, providing urgent medical care for people fleeing violence, mothers giving birth and children needing treatment for measles or malnutrition. From the conflict in Syria to the...
Picture being forced to flee your home as armed conflict ravages your once relatively peaceful country. Last year’s harvests were poor and you’re already weak and vulnerable – but the annual food shortage season is still to come. It’s nearly impossible to see a doctor, with health centres closing...
In late February, the first case of COVID-19 was reported in Africa. Today, the new coronavirus has spread to 42 out of 54 countries on the continent.
 
Burkina Faso : A constant flow of refugees Chad : Malnutrition rates soar South Sudan : Aid needed before the rains starts CAR : A new lease of life
Forty-six thousand Malians have taken refuge in Burkina Faso since mid-January. Of that number, 35,000 are in Oudalan province alone, in the northern part of the country. In this desert area where aid is very limited, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are providing emergency medical aid in the...
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