In Burkina Faso, support from the European Union to the World Food Programme (WFP) enables those affected by the crisis to get critical food assistance

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support from the European Union to the World Food Programme

  • news by AUN News correspondent
  • Saturday, December 31, 2022
  • AUN News – ISSN: 2949-8090

Summary:

  • In 2022, the European Union gave the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) EUR 7.2 million.

  • With this money, the WFP was able to help over 750,000 people in Burkina Faso get the food they needed to stay alive as humanitarian needs grew due to insecurity, the effects of climate change, and rising food prices.

  • Due to funding from the EU through the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations department (ECHO), the WFP was able to help 45,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) who didn’t have access to food between April and December 2022.

  • They also helped about 705,000 vulnerable people across the country severely affected by food insecurity during the agricultural season from July to August.

  • During the lean season of 2022, WFP helped 1.2 million people.

In 2022, the European Union gave the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) EUR 7.2 million. With this money, the WFP was able to help over 750,000 people in Burkina Faso get the food they needed to stay alive as humanitarian needs grew due to insecurity, the effects of climate change, and rising food prices.Due to funding from the EU through the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations department (ECHO), the WFP was able to help 45,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) who didn’t have access to food between April and December 2022. They also helped about 705,000 vulnerable people across the country who were severely affected by food insecurity during the agricultural season from July to August.

Miranda Sende, WFP’s deputy country director in Burkina Faso, said, “The 2022 lean season in Burkina Faso was the worst in the last ten years, and it made both displaced and native families even more vulnerable.” “Ongoing help from the European Union was needed to ensure that the most vulnerable communities could get food.”

The March 2022 Cadre Harmonisé Food Security Assessment found that during the peak of the lean season (July and August), 3.5 million people worldwide would face acute food insecurity. At the national, local, and household levels, this was an unusual circumstance. During the lean season of 2022, WFP helped 1.2 million people. In areas with no food on the market, they gave 440,000 people food; in other areas, they handed over 832,000 people money.

“Without the money I was given, I could not have purchased a 100-kg bag of maize to guarantee meals for the children.” “The money we make from our jobs and farming is not enough to feed my family, but with the help of the WFP, we can get by,” said Harouna Ouedraogo, a family man who was displaced from his home in Doffi (Dablo district) and is now living in Kaya.

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