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Joint UN OCHA-OIC Humanitarian Partnership Mission to Africa’s Sahel region ends in Burkina Faso, commits to work on strengthening resilience
(Ouagadougou/Dakar, 22 October 2012): A high-level humanitarian partnership mission to the
Sahel region of West Africa, led jointly by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA), has ended its
visit in Burkina Faso, after spending time in Mali and Niger.

Burkina Faso is facing a new humanitarian emergency, after being hit by a series of food and
nutrition crises since 2005. Some 3 million people have been affected by hunger this year,
including 100,000 children who are at risk of Severe Acute Malnutrition.

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