Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) condemns in the strongest terms the murder of two of its employees in the Boucle du Mouhoun region, in northwestern Burkina Faso. The organisation is suspending its medical activities in the Boucle du Mouhoun region. On the morning of Wednesday February 8, an MSF vehicle, clearly identified as […]
Since 2015, people in Burkina Faso have been living through a security crisis that has caused widespread displacement and untold distress. An estimated 1.9 million people have been forced to leave their homes, while more than 500 health facilities have closed or are operating at minimal capacity. The humanitarian situation is becoming more worrying every […]
Months of tension and protests in Burkina Faso culminated in a military takeover on January 24, 2022. The political crisis adds to a fragile context characterized by an ongoing conflict with a dramatic downturn in security and rocketing displacement. This has left many people in Burkina Faso struggling to find food, water, shelter and medical […]
Since 2018, this region has been at the centre of a growing armed conflict, which has engulfed much of the greater African Sahel that covers also the neighbouring countries.
It was a Monday evening in July when armed men came to Fondioaga village in eastern Burkina Faso and killed a community member. The next morning they came back, murdering a second man, before continuing their killing spree in a neighbouring village. “That was when we realized that if we stayed, they would kill everyone. […]