Water-Survival boxes, airlifted to












West Africa, Burkina Faso–February 2008



Burkina Faso: the Government and humanitarian organisations estimate that floods have caused 20,000 victims. Affected Provinces are: Kouritenga (Centre); Oubritenga (Plateau Central); Kadiogo (Centre); Houet (Hauts Bassins); Zandoma, Yatenga, Passore, Loroum (North); Bam, Namentenga, Sanmatenga (Centre North); Zoundwego (Centre South); and the Sahel.



Water and sanitation

Potable water is of concern because of the pollution of water sources and the existence of destroyed latrines that are considered to be the vector of possible epidemics.