A group of kids run with their hands in the air at a refugee camp in Burkina Faso. Two children push one of their friends in a wheelchair

Burkina Faso

Humanity & Inclusion in Burkina Faso

The first West African country in which Humanity & Inclusion ever worked, our team has been present in Burkina Faso since 1991, defending the fundamental rights of people with disabilities and responding to the urgent needs of people affected by conflict.

Burkina Faso is one of the poorest countries in the world. People with disabilities frequently live in poverty and have little access to education, employment or healthcare.

Since 2015, the northern areas of Burkina Faso have been experiencing growing insecurity due to conflicts between the state and non-state armed groups. This prolonged insecurity has led 1 million people to flee their homes, cutting off economic resources essential to their survival. 


Areas of Intervention

  • Physical rehabilitation
  • Maternal and child health
  • Inclusive education
  • Disaster risk reduction
  • Mental health and psychosocial support
  • Road safety
  • Protection

In 2021, our 187-member team operated 12 projects in Burkina Faso. 50% are humanitarian projects, 25% respond to chronic crises and 25% respond to development needs.

Humanity & Inclusion trains health and rehabilitation professionals, and helps to coordinate a regional rehabilitation network. Teams also ensure that children with disabilities have access to education and that young people with disabilities can complete vocational training to join the workforce.

In the Sahel region, Humanity & Inclusion provides basic assistance to families facing increasing insecurity, as well as physical stimulation for children who are malnourished. Teams work with teachers and staff to develop and implement emergency preparedness plans in schools that may face security issues.

With our partners, Humanity & Inclusion aims to ensure humanitarian response is inclusive of people with disabilities and aging individuals.

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Our Past Work

Humanity & Inclusion has been working in Burkina Faso since 1991. Over time, we have evolved our work to meet the dynamic needs of the communities where we serve. 

Until 2015, our team worked primarily on long-term development projects. Due to the ongoing security and humanitarian crisis, we have gradually reoriented our operations to meet the urgent needs of the population.

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Rehabilitation Centers

In partnership with the Ministry of Health, Humanity & Inclusion worked for the rehabilitation of the National Orthopedic Fitting Center of Burkina (CNAOB). It subsequently supported the development and implementation of other rehabilitation centers throughout the country.

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