Advocacy for Burkina Faso

What’s Happening?

Burkina Faso is experiencing one of the fastest growing displacement crises in the world, emerging as the newest frontline of conflict in Africa’s troubled Sahel region. Once known for its harmony and unity across ethnic, religious, and linguistic lines, Burkina’s civilian population is increasingly caught in the crossfire as fighting between armed groups and national forces plunges the country into chaos.

What Must Be Done?

Refugees International is raising the alarm on the crisis, pressing for solutions aimed at ending atrocities and protecting civilians, and working with donors and civil society leaders from Burkina Faso to improve the country’s humanitarian response.


A Crisis of Displacement: Why Burkina Faso Needs the Kampala Convention


Après le putsch : crise humanitaire et déplacements au Burkina Faso


After the Coup: Burkina Faso’s Humanitarian and Displacement Crisis


UN Dispatch: France has a Big Opportunity to Help Stabilize the Sahel


Reported Coup in Burkina Faso Poses Threat to Civilians

Featured Image: Men stand outside a house in a district that welcomes internally displaced people from northern Burkina Faso. © Olympia de Maismont/AFP via Getty Images