Burkina Faso

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Burkina Faso


As a result of an increasing number of security incidents targeting both security forces and civilians, the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) is rising in the Central Sahel region, especially in Burkina Faso. Due to the rapid escalation of the crisis, there is a lack of accurate and accessible information for responders to support the development of their humanitarian programs.

Moreover, the COVID-19 pandemic is causing a detrimental impact across the world, and it is felt most acutely by these vulnerable groups who are already facing humanitarian crises due to man-made and natural disasters. In addition, strict travel restrictions are imposed worldwide on people’s movements to contain the spread of the virus, impeding humanitarian access to vulnerable communities and limiting the abilities of aid organizations to conduct regular monitoring and assessments.


COVID-19 Situation Analysis
Funded by USAID, the project implemented in Colombia, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, DRC, Nigeria and Syria, alongside further global efforts. iMMAP and its main partner Data Friendly Space (DFS) collect and analyze data provided by humanitarian stakeholders and other relevant actors such as academia, private sector and government agencies, and produce regular joint situational analysis reports to facilitate a better understanding of the humanitarian impact of COVID-19 to support response operations.
Support to the Logistics Cluster
In support of the Logistics Cluster under the coordination of the World Food Programme (WFP), iMMAP collects all the logistics data and regularly produces access maps for the eastern region with a GIS officer based in Fada N’Gourma. iMMAP further provides continuous capacity strengthening to humanitarian partners while ensuring the provision of timely information regarding the physical constraints of logistical access to partners in order to improve humanitarian access and operations in the region.
Rapid Response Mechanism Support
Due to the deteriorating security situation in Burkina Faso, the Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) Frontline consortium partners launch rapid multisectoral assessments (MSA) on the needs of displaced households following security shocks. Assistance is then organized within a maximum of 21 days based on identified needs and pre-established vulnerability thresholds. This speed of collection and analysis of information is the key to providing adequate support to the affected populations.

To improve and strengthen the quality of analysis and data management, the Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) Frontline consortium begins to receive the technical expertise and services of iMMAP to support the collection, management, analysis and visualization of information, on the basis of which to produce recommendations. These recommendations will shape an action plan to produce detailed information management SOPs and support the creation of data collection, consolidation and visualization formats that help provide timely and accurate information to support the rapid response.

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