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18 Jan 2019 description

Burkina Faso’s security and humanitarian situation has deteriorated further with persistent armed attacks in Sahel, Nord and Est regions. Intercommunity tensions at the start of the year in Centre-Nord and Sahel regions turned into violent clashes, claiming 49 lives and displacing around 12,000 people. On 11 January, the Government extended for six months the state of emergency in 14 regions. Continuing attacks and insecurity risk impeding humanitarian operations and preventing affected people from accessing aid. The country has been hit by a worsening spate of attacks by armed groups.

18 Jan 2019 description

La sécurité et la situation humanitaire au Burkina Faso se sont dégradées davantage suite aux attaques armées persistantes dans les régions du Sahel, du Nord et de l’Est. Depuis le début de l'année, les tensions intercommunautaires se sont transformées en affrontements violents dans les régions du Centre-Nord et du Sahel, causant la mort de 49 personnes et forçant 12 000 autres à quitter leur foyer. Le 11 janvier, le gouvernement a prolongé de six mois l'état d'urgence imposé dans 14 régions.

17 Jan 2019 description

BALTIMORE, Jan. 17, 2019—Insufficient rainfall that led to failed harvests in 2017 and 2018, along with ongoing pockets of conflict and insecurity in West Africa, has caused spikes in the prices of staple cereals and left up to 2.5 million across the region without enough food to meet their daily needs.

17 Jan 2019 description

While much attention has focused on Burkina’s north and, more recently, east, insecurity has been brewing in the country’s southwestern regions, bordering the Ivory Coast, Mali, and Ghana.

16 Jan 2019 description
report IRIN

“The country has never experienced what it is going through now”

It is part of one of the most important nature reserves in West Africa, home to endangered lions, cheetahs, and elephants, attracting tourists from around the world. But in the forests of eastern Burkina Faso – a landlocked former French colony of roughly 17 million people – a new type of visitor can now be found: Islamist militants.

Read more on IRIN.

15 Jan 2019 description

BURKINA FASO

L’ÉTAT D’URGENCE PROLONGÉ DÛ À L’INSÉCURITÉ

Le 11 janvier, les autorités ont prolongé de six mois l’état d’urgence dans plusieurs provinces du nord du pays, où les attaques de groupes armés se sont multipliées ces derniers mois, dont l’une ayant fait12 morts le 10 janvier. L'état d'urgence prolongé aura probablement un impact sur l'accès des groupes d'aide et des populations des zones touchées. La violence a déplacé plus de 5 000 personnes au cours de la semaine écoulée.

15 Jan 2019 description

BURKINA FASO

STATE OF EMERGENCY EXTENDED OVER INSECURITY

The authorities on 11 January extended by six months the state of emergency in several northern provinces where attacks by armed groups have surged in recent months, including one on 10 January that killed 12 people. The extended state of emergency is likely to have an impact on access by aid groups and populations of the affected areas. The violence has displaced more than 5,000 people over the past week.

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

AID WORKER KILLED IN ARMED RAID

14 Jan 2019 description

Ce rapport est élaboré par OCHA pour le compte du Bureau de la Coordonnatrice Résidente du système des Nations Unies, en étroite collaboration avec le Gouvernement du Burkina Faso et la contribution des personnes ressources de terrain dans les provinces du Soum et du Sanmatenga.

FAITS SAILLANTS

10 Jan 2019 description
  • Over 6 100 people have been internally displaced following recent inter-community violence in Barsalogho, in the centre-north of Burkina Faso. Humanitarian needs are growing as this new wave of displacement brings the total number of internally displaced to 53 900.

  • Four sites have been identified to accommodate the newly displaced. DG ECHO and its humanitarian partners are providing urgent support including shelter, food assistance and water.

08 Jan 2019 description

The official number of deaths linked to recent inter-community violence in Barsalogho (Province Centre-Nord) has been revised upwards by the Government of Burkina Faso from 13 to 46. The upsurge in inter-community violence illustrates the deteriorating security situation, with higher impact on civilians, leading also to forced displacement and humanitarian needs.

08 Jan 2019 description

SG/SM/19425

La déclaration suivante a été communiquée aujourd’hui par le Porte-parole de M. António Guterres, Secrétaire général de l’ONU:

Le Secrétaire général condamne les attaques à l’encontre de civils signalées dans la commune de Barsalogo, au nord du Burkina Faso, au début de cette semaine. Il présente ses sincères condoléances aux familles des victimes et souhaite un prompt rétablissement aux blessés.

07 Jan 2019 description

SG/SM/19425

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General condemns the attacks against civilians reported in the Barsalogo district of northern Burkina Faso earlier this week. He expresses his deep condolences to the families of the victims and wishes swift recovery to those injured.

07 Jan 2019 description

OUAGADOUGOU – Le Programme Alimentaire Mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) au Burkina Faso salue la contribution de cinq cent mille (500 000) euros octroyée par la Direction Générale de la Protection Civile et des Opérations d’Aide Humanitaire Européennes (ECHO) de la Commission Européenne qui a permis d’apporter en 2018 une assistance alimentaire aux réfugiés maliens les plus vulnérables.

07 Jan 2019 description

In Numbers

543 mt of food assistance distributed
US$135,000 cash-based transfers made
US$11.4 m six months net funding requirements (December 2018-May 2019), representing 15% of total
905,741 people assisted January to October 2018

Operational Updates

04 Jan 2019 description

A state of emergency has been declared by the Government of Burkina Faso in six regions and concerns 14 out of a total of 45 provinces. This follows increasing insecurity and a growing number of armed attacks against State structures. The provinces most affected are in areas bordering Mali, Niger, Benin and Togo. Violence continues to result in forced displacement. 13 civilians were killed on 31 December/1 January in inter-community attacks and reprisals. In 2018, over 47 000 people were internally displaced, while another 7 000 fled to Mali.

03 Jan 2019 description

Le Chef du Gouvernement burkinabè Paul Kaba Thiéba, était l’invité du Journal Le Mouvement. Au menu des Echanges, le Programme d’Urgence pour le Sahel (PUS-BF), cet ambitieux programme mis en œuvre pour apporter une réponse structurelle au terrorisme et à l’insécurité qui sévissent dans les Régions du Sahel et du Nord. Pour le Premier ministre, malgré un contexte national difficile, le PUS a permis des réalisations majeures pour ces deux régions.

31 Dec 2018 description
report Deutsche Welle

A deadly ambush in a northern province on the border to Mali has prompted Burkina Faso's president to declare a state of emergency. Burkina Faso is battling increased attacks by Islamist militants in the Sahel region.

Officials in Burkina Faso announced Monday that President Roch Marc Christian Kabore is declaring a state of emergency in northern provinces following intensified attacks from Islamist groups in the area.

30 Dec 2018 description

Le Réseau de systèmes d’alerte précoce contre la famine (FEWS NET) surveille les tendances des prix des aliments de base dans les pays vulnérables à l'insécurité alimentaire. Pour chaque pays et chaque région couvert par FEWS NET, le Bulletin des prix fournit un ensemble de graphiques indiquant les prix mensuels de l’année commerciale en cours pour certains centres urbains, et permettant à l’utilisateur de comparer les tendances actuelles à la fois aux moyennes quinquennales, qui indiquent les tendances saisonnières, et aux prix de l'année précédente.