UNHCR Burkina Faso - Fact Sheet, 1 January –28 February2023


Situation Report 


As of 31 January 2023, according to the National Council for Emergency Relief and Rehabilitation (CONASUR), 1,938,792 persons are internally displaced, 3% increase compared to 31 December 2022, while 35,806 refugees and asylum seekers have sought international protection in the country, according to UNHCR.

Civilians are facing serious human rights and humanitarian law violations, for instance, in Arbinda, Sahel region, over 60 women and children were abducted early January and released a week later by national defence forces. There is a looming possibility of food shortages and basic social needs, in many localities.

The protection space for civilians is shrinking. Humanitarians are facing greater access challenges, resulting in increased protection incidents, especially risk of Gender-Based Violence(GBV). UNHCR, continues to stay and deliver by adapting its strategy, in close collaboration with its partners