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Stronger in the Face of Disaster

Stronger in the Face of Disaster

Jan 29, 2014

29 January 2014 - This video shows how ACT member Christian Aid and its partners put risk at the heart of development planning, and work with communities to empower them to tackle poverty and strengthen their resilience for more sustainable results.

Conflict in Mali threatens to deepen humanitarian crisis across Sahel

Conflict in Mali threatens to deepen humanitarian crisis across Sahel

Jan 28, 2013

The conflict in Mali is creating a new wave of civilian displacement that is straining already scarce resources and deepening the humanitarian crisis in Mali and neighbouring countries.

Food crisis deepens in Sahel

Food crisis deepens in Sahel

Aug 16, 2012

Christian Aid, in collaboration with Norwegian Church Aid, is escalating its work to alleviate a deepening hunger crisis in West Africa.

Hungry season in Burkina Faso

Hungry season in Burkina Faso

Jun 07, 2012

In the field of emergency assistance, we’re always seeking to target the most vulnerable people, Erik Johnson says after visiting Burkina Faso

A perfect storm exacerbates food crisis in Burkina Faso

A perfect storm exacerbates food crisis in Burkina Faso

Mar 02, 2012

The struggle of one family in one village in Burkina Faso illustrates the dangers of this emerging food crisis

Hope resists despair in Sahel

Hope resists despair in Sahel

Feb 24, 2012

Successful development initiatives have borne fruit in the midst of failed rains and crops.

Food shortages and political turmoil toxic mix in Burkina

Food shortages and political turmoil toxic mix in Burkina

Feb 23, 2012

This video shot in Burkina Faso documents the impact of the "worst drought since 1973." In the drought stricken Sahel region of West Africa, 19 million people face the spectre of famine.

Food crisis deepens in West Africa

Food crisis deepens in West Africa

Feb 22, 2012

Pictures from Burkina Faso near the border with Mali. Millions in the region are on the brink of famine.

ACT eyewitness account in Sahel

ACT eyewitness account in Sahel

Feb 20, 2012

An audio interview with Paul Valentin from Burkina Faso on the region's deepening food crisis.

How to prevent another food crisis in Sahel

How to prevent another food crisis in Sahel

Feb 14, 2012

A video presentation of the Sahel Working Group report about the value of prevention

Simple messages on malaria prevention

Simple messages on malaria prevention

Apr 25, 2010

A short film with simple messages on malaria prevention and treatment

ACT in Burkina Faso

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About Burkina Faso
  • Population: 16.9 million (World Bank, 2011)
  • Capital: Ouagadougou
  • Area: 274,200 sq km (105,870 sq miles)
  • Major languages: French, indigenous languages
  • Major religions: Indigenous beliefs, Islam, Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 52 years (men), 54 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 CFA (Communaute Financiere Africaine) franc = 100 centimes
  • Main exports: Cotton, animal products, gold
  • GNI per capita: US $480 (World Bank, 2008)