Burkina Faso

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Village of Balgouma - district of Kaya - Burkina Faso. Women wait with their jerry cans to fetch water. Credit: Samuel Turpin/ Oxfam
In Burkina Faso, acquiring a reliable supply of drinking water is something that is becoming a challenge. Fleeing the North – currently suffering from a conflict which began 4 years ago – one million of Burkina Faso's inhabitants are now living as displaced people. The movement of people is...
Fatima, IDP in the Sahel region of Burkina Faso. Credit: Cissé Amadou/ Oxfam
The military coup in Burkina Faso late January made headlines. The registration that same month of over 160,000 newly displaced Burkinabé, a near-record high figure, did not. The jump marks the second biggest monthly increase since the humanitarian crisis started in the country over three years ago...
Read the story of Alizeta, a farmer and widow in Burkina Faso. Credit: Samuel Turpin/ Oxfam
Alizeta Sawadogo is a farmer and mother of 8 children. She has been farming all her life, growing cereals. But yields have become increasingly low due to the effects of climate change.
Read the story of Mariétou, a herder in the village of Luguri in Burkina Faso. Credit: Samuel Turpin/ Oxfam
Marietou Sawadogo, a 27-year-old mother of four from Burkina Faso, is used to fearing the lean season, the period between the exhaustion of food stocks and the start of the harvest, which runs from June to August: "Because of climate change, my crops are insufficient to feed my family.
Kadigueta Barry is a farmer from Burkina Faso. She is 34 years old and has been internally displaced for 12 months. She fled the town of Barsalogho with her husband, leaving everything behind. Credit: Samuel Turpin/ Oxfam
For more than a year, violence by armed groups in northern Burkina Faso has forced more than 1.1 million people to flee to safer areas in the south, risking losing everything. This is the case of Kadigueta Barry, 34, who fled the town of Barsalogho with her husband and four children, leaving...
Maiga Abdoulaye Belko, facilitator at the Association pour la Gestion de l'Environnement et le Développement (AGED). Credit : Cissé Amadou/ Oxfam
Let's take a trip to Dori, in the northeast of Burkina Faso. Capital of the Sahel region, its population has exploded in recent years with the arrival of internally displaced people. In a never-ending atmosphere of civil insecurity, entire families have fled their homelands to seek refuge in Dori...
Photo taken at one of the on-the-ground activities before the November 2020 presidential election. Credit: Coalition Agir contre les inégalités
In Burkina Faso, NGOs and activists have been fighting behind the scenes for years to reduce the glaring inequalities in the country, where 20% of the wealthiest people concentrate 44% of the revenues. And at last, their work seems to be paying off. On May 27, the Permanent Secretary of NGOs (SPONG...
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.

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