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Burkina Faso Humanitarian Background

Disasters, Conflicts and Migration

Natural Disasters

Yes / No

Comments / Details

Drought

Yes1 to 2 million people affected – July/ August 2011 this is a test

Earthquakes

Non/a

Epidemics

YesMeningitis

Extreme Temperatures

Non/a

Flooding

Yes500000 people affected in July 2010 & 1.5 million affected in Ouaga in September 2009

Insect Infestation

YesMigratory locust

Mudslides

Non/a

Volcanic Eruptions

Non/a

High Waves / Surges

Non/a

Wildfires

Non/a

High Winds

Non/a

Other Comments

No

Man-Made Issues

Civil Strife

YesIn 2011 (Jan-June)

International Conflict

Non/a

Internally Displaced Persons

Non/a

Refugees Present

Yes1,697 Mt – 1,420,828 USD March/May 2012 – 25,000 beneficiaries

Landmines / UXO Present

Non/a

Other Comments

No

For more detailed database on disasters by country, please see the Centre for Research on Epidemiology of Disasters:

EMDAT information on Burkina Faso

Calamities and Seasonal Affects

Seasonal Affects on Transport

Transport

Comments

From (month) to (month)

Primary Road Transport

No problemJan to Jan

Secondary Road Transport

Some places are not accessible during the rainy season: County road and rural trackJun to Sept

Rail Transport

Past economical problem at Abidjan PortJan to Jan

Air Transport

No problem for international airport but local airfields are not accessible during rainy seasonJun to Sept

Waterway Transport

n/an/a

Seasonal Affects on Storage and Handling (economic, social, climate…)

Activity

Comments

From <month> to <month>

Storage

Pre-stock before rainy season – June of each year – Heavy wind. High temperature during dry season.

Jan to Dec

Handling

Pres-stock to avoid moving commodity during rainy season: June to August. Heavy wind. High temperature during dry season.

Jun to Sept

Other

n/a

n/a

The climate of Burkina Faso is tropical Sudano-Sahelian. The Sahelian zone has an average rainfall of less than 600 mm per year while the Sudanian area has a rainfall of between 600 and 1100 mm per year. 

For information on Burkina Faso climate additional details, please see the following document: 

Burkina Faso Climate Additional Information

Capacity and Contacts for In-Country Emergency Response

Government

Principal Interacting Government Official: Minister Salif Diallo and Mr Boniface Bationo (SPAP,
Permanent Secretary to WFP Assistance). Ministry of Agriculture. Tel: +226 50 37 16 78/79. Fax:
+226 50 30 84 21
Principal Interacting Military Authority: Minister Yoro Boli. Ministery of Armed Forces. Tel: +226 50
30 03 96/ +226 50 72 14. Fax: +226 50 3148 64
CT/CCI (Comité technique de la Cellule de Coordination de l’Information sur la sécurité
alimentaire)
DGPSA (Direction Générale des Prévisons et des Statistiques Agricoles)
SONAGESS (Société nationale de gestion du stock de sécurité alimentaire)
Activities:
  • Management of stocks
  • Management of National Food Aid
  • Follow-up on agricultural product price
SP/CONASUR (Secrétariat Permanent du Comité national de secours d’urgence et de
réhabilitation)
Activities:
  • Prevention and management of crisis and emergencies
  • Implementation of the National Plan of organisation and coordination of emergency assistance and rehabilitation
  • Early warning on dangers and emergence of crisis
SP/CPC (Secrétariat Permanent pour la Coordination de la Politique céréalière et de la
Sécurité alimentaire)
SPAP (Secrétariat Parmanent aux Aides du PAM)
Activities:
  • Early warning and follow-up on emergencies
  • Coordination of WFP Rural Development Activity
For information on Burkina Faso Government contact details, please see the following link:
 

 4.1 Burkina Faso Government Contact List

Humanitarian Community

UN Agencies and cooperating partners

AgencyType of Operations
UNDPDevelopment
FAOAgricultural Development
WHOHealth
UNICEFEducation and School feeding
UNFPAHealth
UNICInformation
CanadaAgricultural Development
CILSS/Secrétariat ExécutifAdvocacy
Coopération Suisse Agricultural developmentAgricultural Development, Education, Self-reliance
DanemarkAgricultural Development
FEWS NETInformation
FranceAgricultural Development
Pays-basAgricultural Development, Education, Health
Union européenneVarious
AfricareAgricultural Development
Afrique VerteAgricultural Development
Catholic Relief ServiceSupport to Returnees
Croix Rouge BelgeSupport to Returnees
OXFAM InternationalAgricultural Development, Education, Advocacy
Sécurité AlimentaireSchool feeding, Reliance

For information on Burkina Faso Humanitarian Agency contact details, please see the following link:

4.2 Burkina Faso Humanitarian Agency Contact List