Côte d’Ivoire: Displacement from Burkina Faso
Created: 15/03/2023 +


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, mainly in the towns of Kong and Ouangolodougou of Tchologo region and Téhini town of Buonkani region. Although it is not clear when the “influx” started, the Government of Côte d’Ivoire had planned an assessment of the situation between 22 February and 1 March.