Update #2: October 13, 2020
The government declared a State of Natural Disaster for the area impacted by flooding. To date, 125 beneficiaries and their families have been reported as impacted by the flood, but more damage reports continue to be received. In addition, 38 Child Development Centers report damage. Affected families have received psychological support, as well as temporary shelters, household items, clothes, water and other necessities.
Please continue to pray for protection and provision of the affected beneficiaries, families and church partners.
Update #1: September 22, 2020
Statistics released indicate a very significant impact of the rain and flooding with over 71,000 peopled affected throughout 13 regions in Burkina Faso since April. They are expecting continued impact through October and anticipate the number of affected people to increase to over 100,000. The impact assessment is still in progress.
Please pray for the safety and provision of affected beneficiaries, families and church partners.
Disaster Alert: September 18, 2020
On September 9th a state of emergency was declared due to the heavy rains and flooding throughout Burkina Faso. There are extensive damages to homes, bridges, and roads. The heavy rains started in August and are expected to last through September. At this time, impact details are not yet available. The Compassion Burkina Faso National Office staff and the Child Development Centers are assessing impact to beneficiaries and their families.
Please pray for the safety of beneficiaries, families, and staff in Burkina Faso.