Burkina Faso has become the epicentre for an ongoing regional conflict and almost one million people have been displaced. It is one of the most rapidly evolving displacement crises in the world and hundreds of thousands of people are hungry, thirsty and have no adequate shelter.
The upsurge in armed attacks, poorly supervised human migration, and an increase in food insecurity are endangering social cohesion and peace in the Sahel region of West Africa.
Nearly 6 million people in Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal are struggling to meet their daily food needs. Severe malnutrition threatens the lives of 1.6 million children.
Mathieu Kaldaoussa and his family have experienced the terror of Boko Haram first hand. They were forced to flee their village in Cameroon after repeated incursions from Boko Haram fighters. Three of his children were kidnapped. His children have still not been found and the 32-year-old and his wife and their four remaining children are ...
Caritas Niger says there have been several deadly attacks by Boko Haram militants recently, forcing thousands to flee their homes in Niger and neigbouring Nigeria.
Caritas says people fleeing Boko Haram fighters are facing a “tragedy” in Niger. Tens of thousands of people are living under trees or out in the open after escaping from their towns and villages in the wake of the fundamentalist insurgent advances.
There are four million people who are desperately hungry in Niger now after poor rains which affected the harvest. If we don’t do anything, that will double to seven million within two months. That’s half the population of the entire country.