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Burkina Faso: Burkina Faso: UNHCR Operational Update, October 2019

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Burkina Faso, Mali
KEY INDICATORS 16,000 Estimation of number of Burkinabe citizens who have looked for safety in neighboring countries 56,000 Number of birth certificates UNHCR has helped to deliver to IDPs and host communities since January 2019. 486,360 people forced to flee their homes who have remained in Burkina Faso Operational Context The security situation in Burkina Faso, mainly in the Sahel, Centre-Nord and Nord regions remains volatile.
Between September and October 2019, the number of internally displaced persons doubled, following violent attacks perpetrated in several villages in the Centre Nord, Sahel and Nord regions. Despite the increase of counter-terrorist operations by Defense and Security Forces in the affected regions, extremist forces continue to harm, kidnapping and killing more and more civilians.
Humanitarian access to refugees and internally displaced populations has become very risky and dangerous in some areas such as Djibo, Barsalogho,
Kelbo, and out of camp areas in Oudalan province. Yet, needs continue to grow as people move to find safety in areas with already limited natural and economic resources. Under its mandate, UNHCR remains operational and continues to deliver in the Sahel (Dori and Djibo) and the Centre-Nord regions while taking risk-mitigating measures to protect its personel in the field.


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