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04 Oct 2017 description

BURKINA FASO

DENGUE FEVER OUTBREAK DECLARED

The Ministry of Health on 28 September declared a dengue fever outbreak with 1,055 suspected cases and four deaths registered since the start of the year. Cases have been on the rise since late July with the Central region having the highest number of infections. Surveillance has been bolstered since last year’s epidemic in which 2,526 suspected cases and 20 deaths were registered. Rapid diagnostic tests have been provided at health facilities since January 2017.

04 Jul 2017 description

Burkina Faso hosts approximately 34 000 Malian refugees living in and around two camps in the Sahel Region. The country knows also some urban refugees and asylum seekers.

Given the prolonged crisis in Mali, UNHCR is reorienting its programs towards the transition from traditional assistance to livelihood activities and cash based interventions.

Following several security incidents since 2016, refugees are more and more prone to stigmatisation from the host community.

30 Apr 2017 description

Burkina Faso hosts approximately 32 000 Malian refugeesm living in and around the camps of Goudoubo and Mentao. The country knows also some urban refugees.

Given the prolonged crisis in Mali, UNHCR is reorienting its programs towards the transition from traditional assistance to livelihood activities and cash based interventions.

Following several security incidents since 2016, refugees are more and more prone to stigmatisation from the host community.

31 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

Population of concern
- A total of 32,552 people of concern (as of December 31, 2016)

Funding
- USD 20,971,553 requested