Political unrest, violence, military coups, unprecedented food insecurity are all leading factors in the crisis in Burkina Faso.
The last military coup occurred in September 2022, and there is still high violence and unrest. Even as recently as April 2023, 136 people, including infants, were killed in a village massacre.
Access to clean water and food is an ongoing problem. Over 90% of Burkinabes rely on agriculture, which means they are particularly vulnerable to the climate crisis. Other major issues include sexual exploitation, violence, and political unrest.
There are 1.9 million “refugees” in Burkina Faso.
No, technically an internally displaced person has been forced to leave their homes, and are seeking refuge in that same country. Refugees have been forced to leave their country and are seeking refuge in another country.
Yes, particularly in the villages.
Provide financial support for organizations, such as Pull for Progress, who are on the ground providing relief and sustainable development support for the Burkinabe. Also, we encourage you to share about the crisis with others since many do not know about it.
Pull for Progress projects fall under one or more of our core pillars: health, education, infrastructure, and advocacy. Please visit our Project page to learn more.
We work directly with citizens of Burkina Faso and also partner with trusted organizations. We believe that communities have the best answers to what they need to move forward. By working with trusted partners, we are stronger.