UNHCR and partners have begun assessments in refugee camps in Maban and surrounding communities. Emergency shelter, food, water, and sanitation are urgently needed.
The two main electricity lines supplying power to the station have been damaged in the fighting. UNICEF is responding to the severe shortages among the affected communities.
More than 45,000 people have been internally displaced from recent attacks in the North Central region of Burkina Faso, including some 30,000 children under 18.
Many refugees have struggled to communicate their needs which has often led to a top-down approach to humanitarian work that has negatively affected service delivery.