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WFP Burkina Faso Country Brief, July 2017

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Highlights

  • Food Assistance for Assets (FFA) activities have been carried out in Centre-North, East, North and Sahel regions. A total of 105,840 people were involved in the creation of productive community assets that will contribute to help households both provide for the consumption needs of their family and increase their income.

  • New contributions (USD 1.5 million) are still required to cover the basic food needs of Malian refugees in Burkina Faso for the next 6 months. This activity is experiencing recurrent resources shortfalls which, if they prevail, could lead the refugee population to sell their assets to cover the basic needs of their households.

Operational Updates

  • The annual review of the P4P initiative took place from 5 to 9 June 2017 in Léo (Sissili province, Centre-West region). Stakeholders (farmers’ organizations, smallholders, government structures, and cooperating partners) reviewed their activities implemented from March 2016 to March 2017.

  • Food assistance to Malian refugees is being pursued.
    This operation is facing recurrent funding shortages and without new contributions, food rations will be significantly reduced, which would have negative consequences on the nutritional status on people assisted, especially women and children.