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Sida's work in Burkina Faso

After two military coups in 2022, Burkina Faso is marked by political instability and a deep humanitarian and security crisis. The military leadership shows the willingness to cooperate on future democratic elections. Sida has only limited cooperation with state institutions. To insecure food security to the rural population, Sida keeps supporting an ongoing project with ear marked means through the state. Sida continues to follow developments closely.

Sida’s support in Burkina Faso

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Progress has been made

Uncertain future after military coup

The political development hits society hard: personal security, democracy, human rights and gender equality. How the country’s development will be affected is still uncertain.

Challenges remain

Deep humanitarian and security crisis

The crisis continues to worsen: 1.6 million are internally displaced in early 2022. More than 3.5 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. 2 million people suffer from food and water insecurity, and the number is growing rapidly.

Democratic space is declining

The situation for democracy, human rights, the rule of law and gender equality is deteriorating.

Affected by climate change

Strong winds, severe floods and prolonged periods of drought is effects of climate change. People are being forced to relocate and the access to natural resources is declining.

Two types of aid in Burkina Faso

In Burkina Faso, Sida implements development cooperation to contribute to long-term development of the country. We also provide humanitarian assistance to save lives and alleviate suffering in emergency situations.

Updated: December 8, 2022