Burkina Faso

Activities of armed groups create increasing insecurity in the Sahel, Centre Nord and Nord regions. Over half a million people are displaced. Civilians, schools and health services suffer frequent attacks.

Part of a series that explores violent and threatening incidents affecting aid operations, health care, education, civilians, refugees and IDPs in the Sahel region.

Resources include information on threats and violence against civilians and vital civilian facilities, datasets and quick charts.

Violence Against Civilians and Vital Civilian Facilities

Open-source information on incidents affecting aid operations, civilians, education, health care, refugees and IDPs in Burkina Faso between January and March 2020. Read Bulletin 1.

Datasets and Quick Charts

– Aid Workers, Health Workers and Teachers Killed, Kidnapped and Arrested (KKA)
– Hospitals and Schools Damaged and Destroyed (DD).

Access our Burkina Faso data on HDX.

Coming Soon!
A new report by the Safeguarding Heath in Conflict Coalition (SHCC) looks at key trends in attacks on health care in Burkina Faso in 2019. Join our Attacks on Health Care mailing list to get your copy when it comes out.


Aid in Danger

Insecurity InsightOur data on aid workers killed, kidnapped and arrested (KKA) shows has documented that two aid workers have beenwere killed, eight kidnapped and two arrested so far in during 2020. Explore the dataThis data can be accessed here
We have also identified eight8 incidents where aid convoys were hijacked and supplies looted.