« The mission has been on the ground and seen what is happening there. The situation is complex and dynamic “, explains Dr. Ugbé Sintiki, director of humanitarian and social affairs at the ECOWAS commission.
Attacks by armed groups have caused massive population displacements. The numbers are on the rise. On January 31, Burkina Faso registered more than one million 900,000 internally displaced persons, according to the permanent secretariat of the National Relief and Rehabilitation Council.
According to Dr Sinitiki, the humanitarian crisis is getting worse. “There are needs for food, drinking water, care, toilets, shelter, etc. »
She nevertheless ensures that the government of Burkina Faso and its partners are making a lot of efforts for women, children, vulnerable internally displaced populations, and all the communities that host them.
After this visit, a report followed by recommendations will be submitted to the ECOWAS commission and to the Burkinabè government. The Director of Humanitarian and Social Affairs announced that ECOWAS “ will continue to seek more resources, together with other partners, to address the humanitarian situation in the country ».