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Burkina Faso, Mali and Western Niger - Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 29 November 2021)

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The humanitarian context in the cross-border area between Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger continues to deteriorate. Security trends showcase a continuous increase in the number of incidents, with 390 incidents in October alone, the highest number of incidents per month this year, causing the killing of 493 people. In Burkina Faso, on 14 November, an attack in Soum Province in the north killed 53 persons including four civilians5 in one of the deadliest attacks in the country. Violence has severe impacts on fragile livelihoods and people’s capacity to provide for themselves and is straining already weak basic social services. More people are fleeing their homes seeking safety in nearby fields or villages, sometimes multiple times. 2 million people are internally displaced in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger, and 132,000 are refugees.

In Burkina Faso, the most affected Sahel and Central-North regions alone account for almost 1.4 million IDPs. Large-scale displacement has a strong impact on scarce natural resources, with negative consequences on both the displaced population and host communities, reinforcing the risk of jeopardizing social cohesion. 4.3 million people experience acute food insecurity and 10.8 million people are in need for humanitarian support, with 8.3 million people targeted with assistance. However, so far only 40 per cent of the required funds for the humanitarian response have been received.

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