On 28 March, at least 10 people were killed by an armed group, which attacked a local market in the Centre North region of Burkina Faso. Since the beginning of 2020, at least 354 incidents, involving non-state armed groups were recorded (114 targeted civilians).
The humanitarian crisis in Burkina Faso represents the fastest growing forced displacement crisis in Africa. Over 775,000 people are internally displaced (IDPs) within the country. This is a significant increase in the number of forced displacement, compared to December 2018.
From 9 to 27 March, the number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 has increased from 1 to 207. Among those, 2 cases were reported in the Centre North region, which hosts 50% of the IDPs. The country is facing several challenges to address this crisis due to its fragile health system.
Humanitarian actors responding to the displacement crisis in Burkina Faso are adapting their operations to slow down the spread of the virus.