Flooding hits Burkina Faso

According to the United Nations almost 90,000 people have been driven from their homes by flooding in Burkina Faso. The country is one of the hardest hit by recent flooding in western Africa. Regionally, the floods have taken at least 160 lives and affected an estimated 600,000 people. The floods have destroyed or damaged the Central University Hospital, roads and bridges, schools and farmland. The hardest-hit area was the capital, Ouagadougou, and its region. About 40,000 people displaced by floods are living with families, while 48,000 are in temporary shelters in schools, churches and government buildings. In those shelters, sanitation has become difficult. HOPE'87 is already providing emergency relief, distributing Non-Food-Items among the victims in Ouagadougou. Further more HOPE'87 is supporting the affected farmers in the semi urban areas of Ouagadougou.