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Burkina Faso

Why are we There?

  • Endemic/epidemic disease
  • Natural disaster
  • Malnutrition

Our Work


  • The stream of Malians fleeing violence and attacks in their home country began in February 2012, and an emergency programme was opened by Médecins Sans Frontières to help meet their healthcare needs. 
  • Within six months, 11,300 people who had been living in the camps where Médecins Sans Frontières was working – Ferrerio, Dibissi and Ngatourou-Niénié – had been moved to the inland camps of Goudoubo and Mentao.
  • The team provided basic healthcare consultations, vaccinations – primarily for tetanus and measles – and referrals to the hospital in Dori. 
  • The relocation of Malian refugees within Burkina Faso resulted in a reduction in Médecins Sans Frontières activities in 2013.


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The organisation has worked in the country since 1995 and at the end of 2014, Médecins Sans Frontières had 63 staff in Burkina Faso.