Humanitarian aid

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.
COVID-19: 50 million people threatened by hunger in West Africa
Oxfam in West Africa, April 21, 2020. COVID-19: 50 million people threatened by hunger in West Africa.
We call on world leaders to #CancelTheDebt in developing countries to fight the coronavirus.
Our teams are mobilized on the ground and are working around the clock to adapt our programs to ensure safe humanitarian access and protect the poorest and more vulnerable from COVID-19.
Mariam, 25, mother of a child, fled attacks by armed groups in Burkina Faso and is receiving humanitarian aid in a camp for internally displaced people. Credit: Sylvain Cherkaoui / Oxfam
Oxfam provides humanitarian assistance and advocacy for the populations affected by major humanitarian crises.
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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