The West African nation is the poorest country in the world according to the UN’s Human Development Index.
Burkina Faso and the wider Sahel region in West Africa is in the middle of a crisis.
Since 2019, the country has faced an unprecedented increase in humanitarian needs. Large numbers of people in Burkina Faso are displaced often due to a complex collision of poverty, conflict and climate change. Limited access to basic social services is making the crisis even worse.
The nutritional situation is worrying, particularly in the eastern Burkina Faso where life-threatening hunger is highly common, especially among children between the ages of six to 59 months.
The country is also prone to frequent natural disasters such as drought with dramatic consequences for communities. Farmers and their livelihoods are under severe threat.