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30 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Burkina Faso is affected by seasonal and chronic vulnerabilities including floods and droughts, as well as the rapidly deteriorating security situation in the Sahel region. More than 870,000 people, including 487,000 children, will require humanitarian assistance in 2018.2 Most of those in need will be food insecure. The ongoing nutrition crisis has been aggravated by chronic droughts, particularly in the Sahel, East and North regions.

04 Oct 2017 description



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.