Burkina Faso

The European Commission (EC) is ready to increase its aid to fight malnutrition in Burkina Faso if current EC nutrition projects prove to be “success stories,” said its humanitarian chief Louis Michel, announcing the new commitment during the opening of an EC Development and Humanitarian Aid office (ECHO) in Ouagadougou on Sept. 13. ECHO is currently funding some ten humanitarian projects in Burkina Faso worth USD 17 million, mostly to fight malnutrition among children and women. ECHO’s partners include UNICEF, the FAO, WFP, UK-based OXFAM, Paris-based Action Contre la Faim, the Burkinabe Red Cross Society and Canadian Children’s Aid Society. (IRIN)

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