Latest updates on country situation
14 November 2023
On 5 November, at least 70 people , mostly children and elderly people, were killed in an attack on Zaongo village, Centre Nord region. Several houses were damaged or destroyed during the attack by an unknown armed group. As at 31 October 2023, insecurity linked mainly to non-state armed groups has caused the internal displacement of nearly 494,000 people in the Centre Nord region. This region is also affected by high levels of food insecurity. Between October 2023 and January 2024, the number of people in the crisis phase of food insecurity is projected to increase due to the intensification of conflict between military forces and non-state armed groups and movement restrictions due to blockades imposed by armed groups in certain areas. Although the needs resulting from the attack are not yet known, food assistance, shelter and protection services are likely required.
(RFI 14/11/2023, IOM 13/11/2023, FEWS NET 09/11/2023)
09 July 2023
Since the start of July 2023, nearly 20 civilians have been killed in several attacks by non-state armed groups (NSAGs) in Centre-Nord, Est, and Hauts-Bassins regions. On 7 July, NSAGs attacked Kogsablogo village (Centre-Nord) and burnt houses, motorcycles, and the market, forcing residents to flee. The persistent NSAG attacks and their clashes with the Burkinabe army and civilian auxiliary force volunteers continue to drive internal displacement. The Operational Coordination Group of the rapid response reported over 35,000 new registered IDPs in April, more than 66,900 in May, and over 12,700 in June, adding to the more than two million people already displaced. Humanitarian access to some IDPs in conflict-affected areas remains highly constrained because of insecurity linked to NSAG attacks against humanitarian convoys, the encirclement of villages, and the destruction of public services. IDPs need urgent assistance with food, shelter, NFIs, healthcare, and education. (ECHO 07/07/2023, OCHA 12/06/2023, Jeune Afrique 08/07/2023)
These crises have been identified through the INFORM Severity Index, a tool for measuring and comparing the severity of humanitarian crises globally.
BFA002 - Conflict
Last updated 31/10/2023
06 April 2023
Burkina Faso: Conflict-induced displacement
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The security situation in Burkina Faso is deteriorating, with increased activity from armed groups. Conflict and climatic shocks, combined with socioeconomic inequalities, have aggravated the access of affected people to food, water, and essential services. An estimated 4.7 million people are expected to need humanitarian assistance in 2023.
15 March 2023
Côte d’Ivoire: Displacement from Burkina Faso
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Insecurity and attacks from non-state armed groups in Burkina Faso have reportedly forced entire villages to flee, with many crossing the border into neighbouring Côte d’Ivoire to seek safety. According to the National Security Council of Côte d’Ivoire, as at 2 Feburary, roughly 8,700 people from Burkina Faso had newly sought refuge in the country.
19 October 2022
Burkina Faso: Humanitarian overview of Djibo town
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Since 17 February 2022, armed groups affiliated with the Jama’at Nasr al-Islam wal Muslimin have surrounded Djibo town in Soum province, located at the border with Mali. The groups have been controlling the access routes to the city, preventing the entry and exit of people and goods.
31 March 2021
Scenarios: Humanitarian access in Central Sahel
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Possible developments in humanitarian access in Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger during 2021.
28 January 2021
Central Sahel: Humanitarian access and civil-military coordination
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Irregular and intercommunal conflict and sudden-onset disasters have increased humanitarian needs across the triborder region between Mali, Niger, and Burkina Faso. Humanitarian operating spaces have also been restricted.