Humanity & Inclusion in Burkina Faso
Humanity & Inclusion’s first country of intervention in West Africa, 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 no access to education or healthcare.
A recent study showed that 85% of people with disabilities have received no education, 56% are unemployed, with a lack of professional qualifications cited as the main reason, and 44% feel socially excluded.
Areas of Intervention
- Physical rehabilitation
- Maternal and child health
- Inclusive education
- Disaster Risk Reduction
- Mental health and psychosocial support
- Road safety
- Protection of the most vulnerable
In 2020, our 128-member team operated 11 projects in Burkina Faso. 36% are humanitarian projects, 27% are responding to chronic crises and 36% are responding to development needs.
Humanity & Inclusion helps households in the Sahel region facing insecurity, particularly food insecurity, to meet their immediate needs and to develop resilience for crises. Our teams provide physical and emotional stimulation for malnourished children to help them recover and thrive.
Our organization is a member of the consortium leading the Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) in Burkina Faso, which alerts and provides information on the needs of displaced populations. We are working to ensure that the humanitarian response is inclusive for older people and people with disabilities.
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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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.