In regions Burkina Faso and Africa and in groups Burkina Faso and Africa

Burkina Faso


2021-12 Factsheet - Burkina Faso

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Abri d'urgence pour ménage ayant un de ses membres en difficultés motrices à Djibo. Photo: (C)BAKASSE, Mars. 2021.


1 : Au cours du 1er trimestre, HELP a assisté 934 ménages en solution d’abri d’urgence dans trois (3) régions (Boucle du Mouhoun, Nord et Centre-Nord), 634 ménages en AME dans la Boucle du Mouhoun et au Centre-Nord et 113 ménages ont été atteints en solutions d’abris semi-durables dans la province de Sanmatenga au Centre Nord.  


2 : Le groupe de travail technique Abris a tenu sa première réunion le 24-avril-2021, avec pour objectif la revue des termes de référence du groupe de travail afin de mieux documenter la revue du kit d’urgence ainsi que de la standardisation des activités et impacts venant de la construction sur l’environnement.


3 : La modalité de Transfert Monétaire Conditionnel au 3e trimestre a été marquée par un support à la location pour 686 ménages à travers le partenaire SI, ainsi que 432 ménages atteints en AME par ACTED et le HCR.

Le CONASUR a également participé à la construction d’abris semi-durables pour 1.000 ménages et aux travaux de réhabilitation de 137 abris par de Transfert Monétaire Inconditionnel ; le HCR quant à lui, a assisté 96 ménages en AME par cette même modalité.


4 : En novembre 2021, le Cluster Abri au Burkina Faso a entamé son processus annuel d’évaluation des performances, ce qui permet aux membres du Cluster et de son équipe de coordination d’analyser et d’améliorer conjointement leur collaboration.




Coverage against targets

Need analysis

The cumulative effects of escalating displacement due to conflict and insecurity are worsening the already precarious housing conditions of the host and displaced population. It is estimated that three-quarters of the displaced population does not have adequate housing conditions in the most difficult to access areas.

In addition to the usual concerns in these situations of precarious housing and high levels of overcrowding, the risks linked to the transmission of COVID-19 are compounded in a country with a fairly degraded health system. The housing conditions and lack of essential household items of the vast majority of people affected by the crisis do not allow for adequate monitoring of preventive measures such as physical distancing and increased hand hygiene in the present. Moreover, over the 70% of the affected population are not in adequate conditions for self-isolation in cases of COVID (MSNA 2020, Reach Initiative).


After the mentioned strong impact of the rainy season on the most vulnerable population shelter conditions, Burkina Faso Shelter Cluster (BF SC)partners have made the common effort to perform a technical revision of the shelter solutions ongoing in country. Added the technical colleagues support, the BF SC regional focal points performed a community consultation in the 5 regions more affected by the crises and gathered their opinions on the different typologies of current shelter solutions. This exercise exposed to the BF SC the need to shift from highly temporary shelter solutions towards more durable and resistant solutions and nourished the programming of the 2021 shelter response.

Shelter and NFi activities conducted with the modality of cash transfer are increasing within the BF SC. Taking into account the specificities of the shelter projects and the lack of experience on this modality of some partners, the SAG agreed on the need to develop an operational guideline within the BF SC with the intention, for the contextualisation of this modality to the sector and the country particularities. It has been recently finished and shared.

Gaps / challenges

Main gaps in the shelter response in Burkina Faso are identified as follows:

- Access to enough, adequate and legally secure land for the shelter response.

- Consideration of the host community in the flood response along with the displaced community. Still the support in terms of shelter and NFI given to the most vulnerable host population is quite behind the target agreed.

- Mobilization of funding for shelter and NFI response at the scale of the population's needs.

- Geographical coverage, due to current limited presence of shelter cluster partners in all affected areas.