The past two years have seen a sharp deterioration in the security situation across Burkina Faso’s northern and eastern regions (large parts of the East, Central North, North, Sahel and Boucle du Mouhoun regions) due to the presence of non-state armed groups – many with cross-border ties to extremists groups or movements in neighboring Mali and Niger. Armed violence has caused massive population displacements, while civilians are increasingly targeted. The conflict and violence have led to the displacement of more than one million people in just two years and has left 3.5 million people in need of assistance. The Dutch Relief Alliance is offering emergency aid, which consists of offering basic necessities such as clean drinking water, primary health services, food assistance, and protection services for the most vulnerable, especially children.
- WASH: The JR will reach 67,700 individuals and will focus on ensuring access to safe and sufficient water, hygiene promotion and provision of soaps ensuring access to dignified, safe, clean and functional excreta disposal facilities and hygiene promotion through reaching people with awareness programming.
- Health: The JR will reach 1,910 individuals and will focus on the rehabilitation of health facilities and ensuring reproductive health of the affected population in the Commune of Djibo, Soum Province, Sahel Region.
- Food security and livelihoods: The JR will reach 8,295 individuals and will focus around enabling people to meet their basic food needs. This includes the provision of cash for food and malnutrition screening.
- Protection: The protection intervention will reach 39,200 individuals and will mainstream protection throughout the response in line with HRP objectives, and also program to ensure that persons are reached by the implementation of specific prevention measures, are provided with increased/appropriate information on relevant rights and/or entitlements, ensuring that participants have an increased knowledge on the protection subject in focus, are reached by the implementation of specific GBV prevention measures, and children receive support specific to their needs.
- Cash assistance: The JR will reach 18,501 individuals with multi-purpose cash and will focus on providing unconditional and unrestricted cash for livelihood, shelter and NFIs following cluster guidelines, including post distribution monitoring.