WeWorld is in Burkina Faso since 1985, working in the following fields: 

  • Food security and Nutrition 
  •  Early recovery  
  • Protection  
  • Assistance for cash and voucher  

4 offices (with headquarters in Ouagadougou and three field offices in the towns of Djibo, Gorom Gorom and Yoko) with a staff of around 60 people. 

The context: the figures of the crisis 

The country is facing a deep and multidimensional crisis that is significantly worsening the living conditions of the population. Some numbers follow: 1,761,915 people are forcibly internally displaced; 4,900,000 are in need of humanitarian aid, among which there are more or less 2,842,000 children; while 2,360,000 people ae victims of food insecurity. Furthermore, on the educational level, 4,258 schools are currently closed, while on the helth sector 197 health facilities do not work and 408 facilities are only minimally functioning. 

Our intervention: integrated response and modularly structured interventions 

In the Sahel region we work in the province of Soum (Djibo) and in Oudalan (Gorom-Gorom), where we are addressing our activities to the internally displaced population, vulnerable host communities, children at risk of malnutrition and pregnant and nursing women. 

Our fields of intervention  

  • Food security and Nutrition 

Since 2012, we carry out malnutrition prevention and food assistance projects aiming to support families living in rural areas, which are the most exposed to food insecurity.   

Our interventions took place in the East-central, Northern and Sahel regions, achieving excellent results in the protection of farmers’ livelihoods and in the prevention of child malnutrition, through some activities aimed at enhancing communities resilience and restoring degraded land via training activities for a sustanable and quality production on the one hand, and on land recovery techniques, on the other.   

  • Early Recovery 

In the cities of Djibo and Gorom Gorom, we are work to strengthen the technical skills of vulnerable communities by implementing High Intensity Labour activities for urban regeneration that benefit the community as a whole, through the FFA approach (food assistance for inputs) which enables to meet the most urgent food needs of the families involved in the initiatives carried out in the area. 

  • Protection 

In Gorom-Gorom and Djibo, we set up a programme centred on child protection, the planned activities being: the creation of a mechanism for feedback, complaints and responses, psycho-social support, case management, the creation and recovery of spaces for children; awareness-raising and training sessions; distribution of kits (food and non-food items); and distribution of money in the form of vouchers. 

  • Cash assistance and Vouchers 

In the city of Djibo, about 31,000 people receive cash assistance. The use of e-vouchers characterises our work, as the elctronic voucher allows us to work directly with available local traders.