Burkina Faso

In close collaboration with the Burkinabe Red Cross, in areas affected by armed violence, the ICRC assists displaced people, organizes cattle-vaccination campaigns and facilitates access to health care and clean water. We also visit detainees and promote respect for international humanitarian law.

Latest Update
In numbers

Facts & figures

  • 222,384
    Displaced people provided with food and essential household items
  • 445,073
    People received healthcare support
  • 51,000
    People have better access to drinking water
  • 400
    Tracing requests submitted to the ICRC and the CRBF for people separated from their families and missing persons
  • 3,700
    Detainees were visited in 14 permanent and provisional places of detention
  • 5
    COVID-19 isolation facilities were built in 5 detention centres
  • 1,020,899
    Animals vaccinated for the benefit of 24,028 livestock and agro-pastoral households
  • 1,700
    Weapon bearers, local authorities, students and community leaders received training on the ICRC's humanitarian action and the rules of IHL