In Burkina Faso, an unprecedented humanitarian crisis is unfolding. Food security is seriously threatened and the coming months will be very difficult for internal refugee families.
Terrorist violence has weakened the production and delivery capacities of food.
This year, and as the rainy season has just ended, crops will not keep their promises due to a rainfall deficit. This will cause a reduction in the harvested quantities available on the markets and therefore an increase in prices.
The crisis of internal refugees fleeing terrorist violence is hitting the country’s major cities heavily. These families have no food and have lost everything. This massive influx of people puts pressure on the management of the quantities of food available on site.
The increase in the prices of staple foods due to all these food stressors reaches percentages up to 50% higher for certain foods such as edible oil, and an 80% to 90% increase for millet and millet. sorghum.
Much of the north of the country has been deserted by populations driven out by terrorism. This zone will go into “food crisis” level alert, in orange on the map below.
Yellow signifies areas under food stress, the stage before the food crisis.
(Source : Famine Early Warning Systems Network)
This situation is serious and unprecedented.
Morija is providing emergency food aid to all refugees fleeing terrorist violence by distributing free basic food packs.