In Burkina Faso, supplying towns in the north and east of the country has become a real humanitarian challenge. Several cities are isolated by attacks from jihadist groups. The city of Pama, in the eastern region, finally benefited from an airlift on Sunday January 1st. On the other hand, Sebba, in the Sahel region, has not seen any trucks arrive since September. The inhabitants lack everything.
On New Year’s Day, the city of Pama, in the eastern region, finally received 10 tons of food by air, mainly beans. Insufficient supplies, but a relief all the same for the populations deprived of everything for weeks.
Because because of the jihadist attacks, road traffic is indeed suspended on the Fada N’Gourma – Pama axis, underlines a specialist in security issues. ” The supply convoy has been expected for two months now. Basic necessities such as sugar, salt and oil are in short supply and markets and shops are closed “says a resident.
In the north of the country, the food situation remains just as critical in towns like Sebba, cut off from the world by jihadist threats, according to residents who were able to reach the town of Dori.
In this locality, dozens of trucks loaded with food are parked near the Niger border. They can’t go any further lack of escort. The humanitarian situation is deteriorating day by day, explains a former local elected official: “ The populations have nothing left and every day that God makes, children die from hunger “.