(Ecofin Agency) - The European Union (EU) announced on Wednesday 26 February an envelope of €11.45 million to support humanitarian aid projects in Burkina Faso. The information was given in a press release following a visit by EU representatives to the north-central part of the country on Tuesday 25 February to meet displaced persons.
“This financial assistance will provide humanitarian aid to internally displaced persons and host populations affected by the ongoing armed conflict, respond to the food and nutrition crisis, and strengthen the capacity of local organizations to prepare for and respond to emergencies,” the statement says.
However, EU Crisis Management Commissioner Janez Lenarčič said that “humanitarian aid is not a sustainable solution and the causes of the crisis must be addressed. Only an integrated response will ensure the security of the populations, meet their needs and aspirations and restore confidence in the territories affected by the crisis.”
Since January 2016, Burkina Faso has been facing terrorist attacks which killed hundreds of people and forced others to flee their homes.