More than 1.8 million people have emigrated in Burkina Faso since the attacks began.
Almost 10% of the country’s population has internally displaced since the attacks began in Burkina Faso, At a press conference the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) warned that the numbers are increasing every day.
In the same statement, the ICRC said: “With 15% of the country’s population facing insecurity, those displaced by the attacks depend on food aid to survive.”
The conflict has exacerbated the food crisis in Burkina Faso, where 80% of the country’s population lives on agriculture.
The conflict has exacerbated the food crisis in Burkina Faso, where 80% of the country’s population lives from agriculture.
During the statement, the ICRC added that pregnant women and newborn babies are the most vulnerable, with one in 10 children in Burkina Faso facing malnutrition.
Crisis after crisis is pushing the country’s healthcare system to the brink.
According to the ICRC, the Sahel region is suffering from the worst drought in more than a decade, causing more than 10.5 million people to be malnourished.
After the outbreak of armed conflicts in neighboring Mali over the past decade, Burkina Faso has struggled with these conflicts that have also affected the country.
Since 2015, attacks launched by armed groups affiliated with Al Qaeda and ISIS in northern and eastern Burkina Faso have resulted in the death and displacement of people.