Action Against Hunger has been present in Burkina Faso since 2008.

Burkina Faso

Over 2 million people do not have secure access to food in Burkina Faso.


Country Overview

Burkina Faso is facing major challenges, including poor access to jobs, education and healthcare, as well as the increasing impact of climate change. It has a growing population, but despite recent improvements inequality in wealth distribution continues to put people at risk of hunger. Natural disasters also regularly hit the landlocked country, leading to dramatic consequences for communities that are increasingly vulnerable to seasonal shocks. 

The country also has a difficult security context, with a new wave of violence directly affecting more than 620,000 people. 



people reached in 2018

What we are doing

Action Against Hunger has been working in Burkina Faso since 2008 to improve access to food and to prevent and treat severe malnutrition. 

In 2018 our teams continued to respond to the country's nutritional insecurity brought about by a poor harvest. We focused on reducing the consequences by strengthening health systems and campaigning for the inclusion of nutrition in development budgets and policies. 

To prevent the population from becoming even weaker after a prolonged period of insecurity, our teams boosted income-generating activities, encouraged people to diversify their livelihoods, increased awareness of good healthcare practices and set up community-based programmes for access to drinking water and food.  

Our programmes in Burkina Faso include: 

  • Improving access to jobs and livelihoods
  • Improving access to clean water and sanitation
  • Preparing for potential droughts and floods
  • Screening and treating children with malnutrition
  • Psychosocial support groups



Help save lives in Burkina Faso and around the world
Help save lives in Burkina Faso and around the world


Help save lives in Burkina Faso and around the world

Photo credits: ©  Jean-Luc Luyssen for Action Against Hunger

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Based in
Fada, Pama, Bogandé, Diapaga , Orodara