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Reference : V-F-CR-F-03455-B
Date : 05/2022
Country/Region : BURKINA FASO
Title : Burkina Faso : food crisis
Duration : 00:01:13
Cameraman : various
Editor : SECK, Mouhamadou Birom
Person appearing :
YOUSSEF, Patrick (regional director Africa, ICRC)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
SECK, Mouhamadou Birom
Description : Like 80% of Burkina Faso's population, Larba relies on agriculture to his livelihood.
The Sahel region is being hit by the worst drought in over a decade, pushing more than 10 million people into malnutrition.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) helps communities in need by distributing food as well as money to purchase food. More than 4,800 people in Ouahigouya and Séguénéga, in the northen region of Burkina Faso, have received money for food.
In Ouahigouya, special attention is paid to children and pregnant or breastfeeding women, who receive fortified flour. Close to 400 children and over 8,800 women have benefited so far.
Fortified flour was also provided to nearly 1,900 malnourished women and children in an ICRC-backed health centre in Fada N'Gourma.
The ICRC also has an initiative to help people reclaim abandoned farmland.
For example, 300 displaced people were paid to fertilize 56 hectares of land, which will be cultivated by 75 families in Ouahigouya.
Original language : English
Other language : International soundtrack
English title : Burkina Faso : food crisis
Colour/B&W : colour
Resolution : 1080 x 1080
Aspect ratio : square
Original material/format : H264
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