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Armed Violence Displaces More Than 1 Million in Burkina Faso - September 24, 2020

September 25, 2020

The U.N. refugee agency reports the number of internally displaced people in Burkina Faso now has topped 1 million, with more than 450,000 people, newly displaced this year. This is an astonishing increase since January 2019, when the number of internally displaced people in Burkina Faso stood at 87,000. The U.N. refugee agency calculates one in 20 people, or 5 percent of the country’s entire population, is now displaced — making this West African country the world’s fastest-growing humanitarian and protection crisis.

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