May 21, 2019

Burkina Faso: Armed Conflict

Since 2015, communities in Burkina Faso have experienced armed attacks that have resulted in internal displacement. In December 2018, the number of IDPs was 39,000 (Cf. OCHA, Burkina Faso: Humanitarian Snapshot of 6 May 2019).

Since January 2019, communities in various localities have hosted some IDPs while the others (149,000) are registered in the four (4) camps established by the government.

The crisis has reached a new phase with intercommunity conflict. As of 24th April 2019, there were 364 reported security incidents, which left 394 people dead (OCHA, Burkina Faso: Humanitarian Snapshot of 6 May 2019).

ACT Burkina Faso members Diakonia, Christian Aid and national organisations ODE (Office de Development des Eglises) and  Dignus  are planning to submit an appeal to provide Food and Nutrition Support, WASH (safe drinking water, hygiene latrines, and showers), Non-Food Items and temporary Shelter to ensure that the conflict-affected persons’ basic needs are met.

 

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