The security and humanitarian situation in Burkina Faso has deteriorated sharply. All border regions are facing forced population displacements. According to the National Council for Emergency Relief and Rehabilitation (CONASUR), as of November 30, 2021, the number of internally displaced people in Burkina is 1,501,775, of which 61.48% are children, 22.39% women. and 16.13% male The Northern Region alone has 143,544. It is no secret that this crisis has already and continues to undermine fundamental human rights as well as other serious human rights violations. location of civilians and particularly vulnerable groups such as women, children and the elderly and or disabled in the North region. Protection monitoring also revealed latent conflicts in some sites in the region between IDPs, and between IDPs and the host population. Ethnic stigma is also a reality in the region.
In view of this observation, and with a view to contributing to the protection, preventing possible open conflicts and preserving social cohesion in accordance with United Nations resolution 1674, the NGO BIBIR intends to contribute in monitoring and social cohesion activities in addition to the humanitarian assistance already implemented since 2015. Hence its desire to implement the ¨Project Protection, social cohesion and empowerment of vulnerable groups for this year 2022 in the provinces of Yatenga and Lorum which have been greatly affected by the crisis.
Bibir's vocation for humanitarian aid has its origins in the experience of our board members and professional teams in multiple humanitarian crises, covering the entire cycle, including prevention, emergency care for victims, organization of camps for the displaced and reconstruction tasks. Counting to achieve the proposed objectives with the professional teams and all the necessary logistics experience. What enables us to efficiently manage resources for emergency care, as well as for refugees and displaced populations.
Aware of the seriousness of the situation in the Northern Region due to the conflict that originated in Mali, and the dramatic way in which it is affecting the population, Bibir Africa is oriented to dedicate all our efforts and experience in humanitarian aid actions in the region and, especially, the populations displaced by the conflict.
Providing a dignified life for refugees must always be a priority. A great challenge that requires organizational and logistical capacities and, above all, a deep knowledge of the culture and characteristics of the population we are going to serve. Bibir has all of this, added to a long experience in the region, since 2004, and due to our multisectoral work, in community health, education, income generation activities and training.
Our work philosophy is based on the participation of the population and communities, with the utmost respect for their traditions and culture. As are also essential training and income generation programs for families that, progressively, allow them to avoid dependence on foreign aid.
We are inspired by the principles of Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality and Independence derived from international humanitarian legislation and assumed by the General Assembly of the United Nations in its resolutions 46/182 and 58/114.