The purpose of this project is to provide food assistance and preventive activities on nutrition to 8,452 people or 1,300 households, to enable the affected population to survive and meet its immediate needs. As there has been no significant assistance provided until the end of July, the situation of the already vulnerable households is expected to deteriorate during the lean season from July to September. This year is expected to be critical with negative nutritional implications especially on pregnant and lactating women and on children.
In the Sahel region of Burkina Faso, the nutritional status of children under the age of five remains a concern, particularly in the Oudalan province, where prevalence has exceeded WHO’s critical thresholds. The rate of access to drinking water for households is quite low (65 percent), which has a negative impact on food consumption and the nutritional status of households. This project takes place in the Oudalan province.
This project carries out its objectives through providing food assistance, prevention and community care, water, sanitation, and hygiene support, and constant monitoring of the needs of the most vulnerable populations.
This program assists 8,452 persons.