ReliefWeb Press Release: Burkina Faso Humanitarian Snapshot Jan 2023


Burkina Faso: Humanitarian Snapshot (As of 31 January 2023)


The humanitarian situation continues to be of serious concern at the start of 2023, with an estimated 4.7 million people in need of life-saving assistance in the coming year . Insecurity and violence continue to spur new displacement, with the number of registered internally displaced persons (IDPs) increasing by 3% since the previous month, to reach 1.94 million as of 31 January 2023 according to the national authority, CONASUR. Among the zones most affected by new displacement in January is Nayala province, in the Boucle de Mouhoun region. Humanitarian partners are mobilizing to provide multi-sectoral assistance to the newly displaced.

With humanitarian access remaining severely constrained in many areas, including in the Sahel, Est, Nord and Centre Nord regions, WFP mobilized additional capacity to support humanitarian air operations in January 2023, with the arrival of three Chinook helicopters, each capable of transporting an average of seven metric tons (MT) of cargo per flight. With this augmented capacity as well as the continued UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) operation, humanitarian partners were able to transport 465 MT of food and nutritional inputs as well as 41 MT of non-food items to some of the hardest to reach parts of the Sahel and Est regions during the month.


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