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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.

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.

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)