Country Profile: World Vision in Burkina Faso

World Vision is a global Christian humanitarian, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We serve all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.

For more than 40 years, World Vision has partnered with communities in West Africa from rural agricultural villages, to disaster, conflict and fragile contexts. In West Africa World Vision has operations in Central Africa Republic, Chad, Ghana, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Sierra Leone and most recently in Burkina Faso. Our decades of experience have taught us that the most effective way to transform lives is through a holistic approach. Our ultimate goal is to ensure all children are cared for; protected, educated, and feel loved. Our strategy is a promise to build brighter futures for vulnerable children in West Africa. The Sustainable Development Goals, guide our development and emergency-response programming.

Burkina Faso is a new operational area for World Vision’s humanitarian emergency response. World Vision will provide lifesaving support, to reduce suffering while strengthening resilience among women, men, boys, and girls, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. World Vision’s initial operations are targeting six provinces with an aim of reaching more than 420,000 conflict and humanitarian crisis affected people, 59 per cent of who are children under the age of 18 years.

World Vision’s work in Burkina Faso will be implemented through a hybrid approach of direct and partnering operations, working through vetted partners who already have a proven record of presence and are assisting the affected communities. Our commitment is to reinforce – not replace – national and local systems as part of the partnership-building process. We will seek to build the capacity of our implementing partners, local government institutions as well as the functional community organisations with technical, institutional, financial and logistical support. We will build partnerships with the Assemblies of God Church and other faith based organisations to pursue our objective of saving lives, reducing human suffering and strengthening the resilience of people.

Source: World Vision

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