Violence is intensifying, coronavirus threatens, and food supplies are running out. The humanitarian crisis in Burkina Faso could be about to get much worse.
For many in Burkina Faso, it’s becoming harder to access food, clean water and other essentials. At least 700,000 people have been forced to flee their homes because of fighting between communities. More than a thousand schools have shut and nearly a quarter of a million children are missing out on their education.
There is also the growing threat of coronavirus spreading. Although the number of reported cases (894) and deaths (53) is relatively low at the moment, the virus has already hit some areas where people who’ve fled their homes are living. These places are usually crowded and often don’t have adequate supplies of clean water and healthcare facilities.