480 civilian victims of terrorism in 4 months in Burkina Faso

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In the statement made by the non-governmental organization Norwegian Refugee Council, it was stated that 275,000 people have left their homes since April due to terrorist attacks in the Solhan and Arbinda regions, in the north of the country.

It was said in the statement that an average of 55,000 people have had to leave their homes each month since April, and a total of 1.4 million people have been internally displaced as a result of the attacks.

It was pointed out that 480 civilians lost their lives in the terrorist attacks carried out in the country from May to August.

Stressing that around 4.8 million people in Burkina Faso face food insecurity due to the increase in terrorist activities, it was noted in the statement that 2.9 million people could not get enough food. food.

Last month, 80 people were killed in an attack in the Sahelian region of the country.

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Al-Qaeda and Daesh-linked terrorist groups operating in neighboring Mali have carried out frequent attacks in northern and eastern Burkina Faso since 2015.

Although Burkina Faso is conducting joint military operations with its other Sahelian neighbor, Niger, it cannot weaken the power of terrorist groups stationed in Mali.

According to United Nations data, 17,500 people have had to leave the country for security reasons since the start of the year.

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