UN Emergency Fund allocates $4 million to boost response to humanitarian crisis in Burkina Faso

New York, 4 March 2019: The UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated US$4 million to boost relief response in Burkina Faso, which is facing an unprecedented humanitarian emergency following a surge in attacks and intercommunity violence.
“These funds will make an immediate difference for displaced people, most of whom are women and children. The CERF allocation will also help to quickly deliver assistance to communities hosting the displaced as well as to people who are still living in conflict-affected areas,” said Ursula Mueller, the UN Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, who is on a three-day visit to Burkina Faso since 2 March.