A committed and optimistic woman living in a dramatic security context, Naomie Ouedraogo Bicaba is shaking up traditional thinking to make her contribution to the return of peace in Burkina Faso. And with the coronavirus pandemic, peace is more than ever a question of survival in the country.
Syntyche Ouedraogo, is a member of Oxfam’s humanitarian communications team in Burkina Faso. She gives us her look as a humanitarian worker, in a country affected by a succession of crises. Today, the coronavirus pandemic is a new threat to face. And yet, no one is resigned.
More than a million women and girls in Burkina Faso are facing increased sexual violence, hunger and water shortage as a result of the coronavirus pandemic on top of the existing conflict, said Oxfam today.
February 20, 2020 – Following the recent launch of the new Humanitarian Response Plan in Burkina Faso, Oxfam is calling for the urgent mobilization of funds to respond to the pressing water, sanitation and hygiene needs of more than 1.9 million people.