Canada’s commitments to enhance development engagement in the Sahel

Backgrounder

The Government of Canada has announced that it will allocate $15.2 million in additional development funding to Burkina Faso to address growing needs.

United Nations Population Fund: Up to $5 million

The funding will support the continuity of access to essential family-planning services and quality reproductive health information for men and women, as well as for girls of childbearing age, in 8 regions of Burkina Faso.

World Health Organization: Up to $2.2 million

The funding will provide health services to populations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Burkina Faso, offering primary health care, including for sexual and reproductive health. 

United Nations World Food Programme: Up to $5 million

The funding will support school feeding to contribute to the systematic elimination of obstacles related to the education of children, especially girls, in high-priority regions of Burkina Faso.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: Up to $3 million

The funding will improve food security in Burkina Faso and support the resilience of agro-silvo-pastoral communities affected by both the COVID-19 pandemic and the impacts of climate change.

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