Burkina Faso: 3.3 million acutely food-insecure people

Published : November 2020

According to the CH June 2020 update taking into account the deteriorating security situation, high levels of acute malnutrition and Covid-19-related impacts, the number of people in “Crisis” or worse situation has more than doubled in Burkina Faso from 1.6 million (CH March) to 3.3 million. The provinces of the Sahel region – Ouadalan and Soum – were driven into an emergeny phase. In June-August 2020, some 6 100 and 5 300 people respectively faced famine (phase 5) making the situation worse than in northeast Nigeria. One out of two people was in need of emergency assistance. Despite the ongoing humanitarian response, additional support is urgently needed.

Countries : Burkina Faso

Themes : Agriculture & Value chains, Covid-19, Food security, Markets, prices & trade, Nutrition, Resilience, Social protection

Scale : National

Langs : English

See also

Sahel and West Africa: 11.4 million acutely food-insecure people


Sahel and West Africa: 17 million acutely food-insecure people


Food and nutrition security outlook 2020


Prevalence of severe food insecurity


Food insecurity in northeast Nigeria