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Key figures

  • 21,138,000 Total population [?]
  • 270,764 Landmass affected [?]
  • 5,383,000 People affected [?]
  • 1,051,000 People displaced [?]



Burkina Faso is currently facing a humanitarian crisis as a result of conflict in its northern and eastern regions along the border with Mali and Niger, as well as countrywide flooding.

Rising violence since 2018 has resulted in the displacement of over one million people, as of September 2020?5.2 million people are currently affected by the conflict and around 2.2 million are in need of assistance.? Armed groups are intensifying the conflict by using pre-existing tensions between farmers and herders to draw people into their ranks.? A state of emergency is in effect across 14 of the country’s 45 provinces.? Displacement and insecurity have increased humanitarian needs across all sectors. COVID-19 mitigation measures have further impacted the affected population by decreasing employment opportunities.? Attacks on healthcare centres and schools have disrupted the provision of health services and left 350,000 children out of school.?

Heavy rainfall since April has affected over 71,000 people across the country. The hardest-hit areas are the Centre-Nord and Sahel regions, where 733,000 IDPs are located. Classrooms are being used as shelters, further limiting access to education among the affected populations.


Latest Developments


No significant recent humanitarian developments. This crisis is being monitored by our analysis team.

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