Burkina Faso: conflict-induced displacement
Created: 06/04/2023 +


The security situation in Burkina Faso is deteriorating, with increased activity from armed groups. As at 31 January 2023, there were more than 1.9 million IDPs in the country, a 3% increase compared to 31 December 2022. From January–December 2022, more than 300,000 people were additionally displaced in the country. Conflict and climatic shocks, such as longer-than-average dry seasons, high temperatures, and flooding, combined with socioeconomic inequalities, have aggravated the access of affected people to food, water, and essential services. 14 out of 45 provinces in Burkina Faso were in a state of emergency as at December 2022.