Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso – Nutrition and Food Crisis (DG ECHO, Ministry of Health, UNICEF) (ECHO Daily Flash of 7 March 2018)

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  • According to a recent national nutrition survey, the overall national rate of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) reaches the emergency threshold of 2%. In the Sahel part of the country, it reaches 4.1%.

  • This means that the number children under five suffering from SAM and requiring life-saving nutrition treatment will be over 187 000 in 2018, i.e. more than double the 2017 figure.