Burkina Faso

Drinking water for displaced people and hosting communities
+ than 2 million people internally displaced
3.3 million people in food insecurity
3.5 million people in need
600.785 people helped


There has been a mounting security crisis in Burkina Faso since 2016. The country suffered two military coups in 2022, against a backdrop of growing radicalization among the warring parties and a constant increase in the number of attacks.

This deteriorating security situation resulted in the fastest-growing displacement crisis in the world: at the end of 2022, over 2 million people had been displaced within Burkina Faso.

The most pressing needs expressed by displaced populations are food, followed by shelter, access to water and essential household items.

In 2022, for the first time, certain areas of the country were considered to be at risk of famine (IPC 5) and the prevalence of severe acute malnutrition increased in the Sahel, North and East regions. The food security and nutrition situation is expected to deteriorate even further among displaced populations and host communities in the coming years.

  • 21.8 million inhabitants
  • 184th out of 191 countries on the Human Development Index

Our action

  • Mission
    opened in 2018
  • Team 21 international staff
    142 national staff
  • Budget 7.74M€

During 2022, SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL increased coverage of humanitarian needs in two new provinces (Sourou province in the Boucle duMouhoun region and Yagha province in the Sahel region).

Our teams adapted our program methodology to the constantly deteriorating context and diminishing humanitarian access, and managed to maintain our operations in areas under blockade (Djibo, Sebba, Titao).

Our NGO also expanded its programs to assist long-term displaced populations and vulnerable host communities by securing funding for livelihood recovery projects to help vulnerable households regain their autonomy.


Institutional and private funding partners BHA, CDCS, OCHA, EUD, ECHO, GFFO, USAID, AFD, MOFA, CIAA-AAP
Operating partners ACF, DRC, HI, PUI, GRET, SOLIDEV, UNIJED, AGED, Groupe URD, ONEA, Ministry of Water, Health, Agriculture and Livestock technical departments (national, regional and local levels), CONASUR – Ministry of Humanitarian Action (regional and provincial levels)

Our impact

Emergency multi-sectoral response

  • Cash transfers
  • Emergency and semi-permanent shelters
  • Distribution of kits
  • Repairs/rehabilitation of water points and construction of emergency latrines

Access to essential goods and services, livelihood recovery

  • Livelihood recovery
  • Minimum WASH pack in healthcare facilities
  • Rehabilitation and extension of water access infrastructure
  • Raising awareness on good food and hygiene practices
food security

Improving the resilience of individuals, communities and institutions

  • Capacity-building for local organizations to manage WASH services
  • Scaling up safe, sustainable sanitation solutions
  • Promotion of sustainable agricultural and pastoral techniques

Should you have any questions, please contact Xavier Lauth

Xavier Lauth

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