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Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa with an area of 274,200 square kilometres, bordered by Mali to the northwest, Niger to the northeast, Benin to the southeast, Togo and Ghana to the south, and the Ivory Coast to the southwest. It has a population of 20,321,378. Wikipedia

Capital: Ouagadougou

Dialing code: +226

Population: 20.9 million (2020) World Bank

Currency: West African CFA franc

Continent: Africa

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On 9 August, heavy rain and strong winds hit the Sougri-Nonna temporary site in Kaya, affecting 1,165 people, including 986 children, 125 women and 54 men. This forced them to seek shelter in wet conditions with a high health risk. Local sources indicate that 100 shelters were damaged, seven collapsed, and 15 lost their tops, while 2 MT of food assistance was exposed to the rain, with 1 MT lost to damage. The Sougri-Nonma site hosts around 31,450 people and was established by regional authorities in July/August 2022 in a flood plain. Humanitarian partners advocated strongly to change the layout of the site with adequate planning, including space between shelters, drainage, and space

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Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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Humanitarian Impact
  1,165
      Affected Persons
  986
      Children

OCHA coordinates the global emergency response to save lives and protect people in humanitarian crises.

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