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Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso is one of the poorest countries in Africa with 55% of the population living below the poverty level. The country is landlocked in the Sub-Saharan region, has limited natural resources and is particularly vulnerable to economic shocks such as high food prices, which limit vulnerable people’s access to adequate food. Burkina Faso's population is growing rapidly at 2.7% annually, placing pressure on the country’s infrastructure and resources. The country is prone to recurrent natural disasters such as drought, floods and locust invasions, which have become increasingly frequent and severe. Food insecurity and malnutrition rates remain chronically high, with 24% of children under 5 underweight. (Sources: UNICEF 2016; UNDP 2016)

total population (thousands)
18,106
GNI per capita
700$
Life expectancy at birth
59 years
Human Development Index
183 (out of 188)
Under-5 mortality rate
89‰
Primary school net enrolment
68%
Adult HIV prevalence (% of the population)
0.9%
People of all ages living with HIV (thousands)
110
improved access to safe water (% of the population)
82%
moderate-severe underweight (% children under-5)
24%

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