• Results of the Harmonized Framework revealed a deterioration of the food security situation in the country.
• The Country Programme 200163 has experienced persisting shortfall throughout the year. Efforts and progress made so far among schoolchildren and malnourished antiretroviral (ARV) clients could be jeopardized.
WFP Burkina Faso requires about USD 3.5 million to cover their food and nutrition needs over the next six months.
• In January 2018, WFP Burkina Faso will transition to an interim Country Strategic Plan (T-ICSP). As part of this process, a workshop was organized in October in Ouagadougou with the Government and other partners to identify WFP’s priority interventions in the country for the 2019–2023 period.
• On 11 October, WFP Burkina Faso held a consultation workshop with governmental partners, donors and cooperating partners. This workshop is an additional relevant step toward the elaboration of the Country Strategic Plan (2019-2023). Selected activities will be in line with the country’s National Economic and Social Development Plan (PNDES), the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs 2 and 17).
• Food assistance to Malian refugees is being pursued. This life-saving operation is facing recurrent funding shortages. Food rations have been reduced and could represent only 50 percent of the normal ration starting November.