Activities by various armed groups in the Sahel, Est, and Centre-Nord regions is increasing insecurity in these areas.
Schools and health care services are frequently impacted by violence leading to disruption or closures to education, health, and aid services.
Violence against IDPs, as well as attacks on civilians, make it harder for aid workers to access people in need.
Jama’at Nasr al-Islam wal Muslimin (JNIM) or Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS) militants are the main perpetrators of violence. Members of the Burkinabe Armed Forces and police officers, and Koglweogo and Katiba Macina militants are also known to cause harm.