Burkina Faso

The former French colony of Upper Volta is one of the ten poorest countries in the world. Most of the population are Muslims. In Burkina Faso, a moderate form of Islam is practiced, so that for decades relative stability and a tension-free coexistence of the various religious groups and ethnic groups was possible.
HOW WE HELP
Distribution of relief goods - especially food - in refugee camps
Distribution of relief goods - especially food - in refugee camps
Self-help projects in which women are trained as seamstresses or weavers or receive start-up assistance for small businesses
Self-help projects in which women are trained as seamstresses or weavers or receive start-up assistance for small businesses
Re-education project for refugee children and young people whose school education has been interrupted
Re-education project for refugee children and young people whose school education has been interrupted
FACTS & FIGURES
Capital: Ouagadougou
Area: 274 200 km2
Population: 21,8 Mio.
Life expectancy: 63 years
Children mortality: 51 (per 1000)
Alphabetization: 41 %
Religions: 61,5 % Muslims, 23,3 % Romane Catholics, 7,8 % Followers of nature religions, animists, 6,5 % Protestants, 0,7 % other
DARING TO MAKE A NEW START


For some years now, the once peaceful coexistence of Christians and Muslims has been severely disrupted by Islamist terror. AVC supports Christians who have fled by helping them to help themselves. Those affected tell of their hopeful new beginnings.

(Video in German)
DARING TO MAKE A NEW START


For some years now, the once peaceful coexistence of Christians and Muslims has been severely disrupted by Islamist terror. AVC supports Christians who have fled by helping them to help themselves. Those affected tell of their hopeful new beginnings.

(Video in German)
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