Final Update: February 10, 2021
The affected families received relief support from the Burkina Faso National Office as well as support provided through the local government. The National Office will support families and Child Development Centers that need home reconstruction or building repairs through Disaster Relief Funds. A total of 1,514 beneficiaries and their families were affected.
Thank you for your prayers for the affected beneficiaries, families and church partners.
Update #3: December 16, 2020
The impact of heavy rain and flooding has been extensive, with 13 regions and over 71,000 people affected nationwide. To date, the Child Development Centers (CDCs) report that 1,513 beneficiaries and their families have been impacted. Over 1,300 homes were destroyed, more than 900 families lost food stocks and over 700 families lost their crops. In addition, many families also lost livestock and toilets. These losses, in addition to the loss of household items, clothes and personal items, created a huge funding need. The CDCs utilized disaster relief funds for emergency kits and food. Additional disaster relief funds will be used to meet the extensive needs for home and CDC rebuilding, repairs, and continued relief efforts.
Please pray for all affected beneficiaries, families and church partners as they recover from damages and losses. Also, please pray for the Compassion Burkina Faso National Office staff supporting the relief efforts.
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.