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Ziro/Provincial consultation framework: More than 28,000 internally displaced persons registered


The High Commissioner of the Ziro province, Saïba Zoromé, chaired this Tuesday, September 19, 2023 in Sapouy, the 2nd ordinary session of the Ziro Provincial Consultation Framework (CCP). Several structures presented the results of their activities to this framework.

“Strengthening the resilience of populations in a context of security crisis” was the theme under which this 2nd ordinary session of the provincial consultation framework was held.

A true accountability tool, this consultation framework allowed structures to present themselves and take stock of their interventions in the province.

The executive director of the Association promo monde rural (APMR), Aminata Bonkoungou, made a presentation on the actions of her structure.

According to her, the APMR was created in April 2005 and contributes to the economic and social promotion of the rural world through information and awareness actions for behavioral change.

“It also intervenes in the agro-sylvo-pastoral field through various support for producers. In the field of health, the APMR stands out through its Health and Social Promotion Center (CSPS) and that of HIV/AIDS screening,” indicated Ms. Bonkoungou.

Project 21 of the International Committee for Emergency Aid and Development (CIAUD-Canada), was presented by its supervisor Adissa Sou/Koné.

For her, the project intervenes in the Center-West region to ensure monitoring of the protection of people in emergency situations.

The head doctor of the Sapouy health district, Cheick Oumar Sanogo, shared information on dengue fever, a tropical disease currently plaguing our country.

He focused on individual and collective measures to prevent this disease.

To do this, Mr. Sanogo urged participants to sleep under impregnated mosquito nets, to use repellent creams, to eliminate mosquito breeding grounds, etc.

Issouf Ouédraogo from the Sapouy High Commission, spoke with the participants about the composition, attributions and roles of the branches (COPROSUR, CODESUR) of CONASUR.

According to the communicator, these structures are responsible for welcoming, settling in and supporting internally displaced persons (IDPs).

The humanitarian situation and the management of IDPs in the province is the theme that received the most attention from the participants.

It was developed by the provincial director of women and humanitarian action, Jean Sévérin Bakala.

“As of August 31, 2023, the Ziro province recorded more than 28,000 IDPs. Added to this are the 6,000 new IDPs in the commune of Gap following the attacks perpetuated in the province,” he said.

He specified that although various supports have been provided to these IDPs, the fact remains that their manual registration constitutes a major difficulty for monitoring, lamented the social action technician.

The lack of synergy in the coordination of interventions on the ground, the lack of humanitarian logistics, the poor coverage of the province in social services, are among others, the difficulties mentioned.

Through their interactive discussions, the participants made proposals for better monitoring of the care of IDPs. Also, they urged the municipality of Sapouy to take measures for the hygiene and sanitation of the city and prohibit the collection of aggregates in the city of Sapouy.

Source: Burkina Information Agency