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Canadian Minister for International Cooperation visits Burkina Faso

Canadian Minister visits WFP activities in Burkina Faso 1

Canadian Minister for International Cooperation Julian Fantino is welcomed with traditional dances and music by people of the Namassa village. 

Canadian Minister visits WFP activities in Burkina Faso 2

Minister Fantino shakes hands with the villagers of Namassa.

Canadian Minister visits WFP activities in Burkina Faso 3

WFP Country Director Angelline Rudakubana accompanies Minister Fantino to meet beneficiaries of WFP programmes. 

Canadian Minister visits WFP activities in Burkina Faso 4

 Minister Fantino holds a child who receives WFP nutrition support. 

Canadian Minister visits WFP activities in Burkina Faso 5

Minister Fantino at a school for Malian children living at the Mentao refugee camp.  Tens of thousands of Malians have taken refuge in Burkina.

Canadian Minister visits WFP activities in Burkina Faso 6

Many of the children living in Mentao refugee camp have been out of school for months and are now given the opportunity to resume their education.

Canadian Minister visits WFP activities in Burkina Faso 7

Women refugees from Mali participating in a meeting with Minister Fantino. 

Canadian Minister visits WFP activities in Burkina Faso 8

A refugee speaks with Minister Fantino on behalf of those who had to flee the conflict in Mali.

 Canadian Minister Julian Fantino visits WFP activities in Burkina Faso