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Illustration of Victorine in Burkina Faso. Credit : Sophie Le Hire
Discover the story of Victorine in Burkina Faso as part of the series The Day We Will Dance.
Illustration de Mariam au Burkina Faso. Crédit : Sophie Le Hire
Découvrez le récit de Mariam au Burkina Faso dans le cadre de la série Le jour où nous danserons .
Naomie Ouedraogo is a woman committed to peace in Burkina Faso
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.
A young mother holds her child at the Pissila displacement camp, Sanmatenga province, Burkina Faso. Credit: Sylvain Cherkaoui / Oxfam
In the north and the east of Burkina Faso, over the past year armed groups have devastated villages, leaving many women to face a new destiny.
Syntyche talks with displaced women in Burkina Faso. Credit : Sylvain Cherkaoui / Oxfam
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.
En cette période de pandémie de COVID-19, une ingénieure en eau et assainissement fait face à un défi titanesque : le manque d’eau.
En cette période de pandémie de COVID-19, une ingénieure en eau et assainissement fait face à un défi titanesque : le manque d’eau.
Victorine fled the violence, lost her husband and is the head of a large family. Credit: Sylvain Cherkaoui / Oxfam
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.
Mariam is a mother and displaced woman at the PIssila site in Burkina Faso
The study "Survivors and heroines: women in the crisis in Burkina Faso" describes the impact of the conflict on women and looks at their role in strengthening social cohesion and building peace.
Women are busy finding water at the Pissila IDP site in Burkina Faso's Sanmatenga province. Credit: Sylvain Cherkaoui / Oxfam
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.

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Present since the 1970s in Burkina Faso, Oxfam works in collaboration with civil society to face the challenges of the fight against poverty and social injustices.

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