Panafrican News Agency

UN grants US$ 4 million to provide Immediate assistance to Displaced People in Burkina Faso

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The United Nations (UN) has provided Burkina Faso with a $ 4 million central emergency response fund to render immediate assistance to those displaced and impacted by violence in affected regions, estimated at 1.2 million people.
"The United Nations reiterates its commitment to the people of Burkina Faso," said UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ursula Mueller, on Tuesday after a meeting with the Burkinabe president, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré.
She announced an allocation of US$ 4 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund to provide immediate assistance to those displaced and impacted by violence in the affected areas.
Ms. Mueller recalled that the Burkinabe government and the humanitarian community responded immediately to the sudden deterioration of the situation.
"They are working together to scale up and launched an emergency plan in February, calling for US$ 100 million to help the hardest hit by the crisis", said Mueller.
The Under-Secretary General of the United Nations recalled that Burkina Faso is experiencing a humanitarian crisis in which terrorism and inter-communal conflict have caused the displacement of 100,000 people, as well as the closure of more than 1,000 schools.
Access to basic social services and resources has become a concern for these displaced people.
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