Law No. 012-2014 / NA on the prevention and management of risks, humanitarian crises and disasters
The purpose of this law, promulgated by the decree 2014-466/PRES, is to prevent and manage risks, humanitarian crises and disasters in Burkina Faso, whatever their nature, origin and extent. It aims to ensure the minimal functioning of the public services, the security and the public order, the protection of the people, the goods and the environment as well as the information of the populations. Some of its specific actions are to: identify measures to prevent risks, humanitarian crises and disasters or to limit its effects; determine the minimum actions for emergency relief, humanitarian assistance and recovery to be implemented in case of disaster; determine the conditions, modalities and procedures for reporting the state of disasters and humanitarian crises.