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Refugees in Burkina Faso

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25,182
Last updated 28 Feb 2019
Source - UNHCR, Government 
All refugees by origin JSON  .CSV 
Country of origin Source Data date Population
Mali UNHCR, Government 28 Feb 2019
  98.4%
24,774
Central African Rep. UNHCR, Government 28 Feb 2019
  0.7%
182
Others UNHCR, Government 28 Feb 2019
  0.6%
143
Chad UNHCR, Government 28 Feb 2019
  0.3%
83


Note
Since mid-February 2018, some 4 500 additional people coming from Mali have been pre-registered by the Government of Burkina Faso with the support of UNHCR. They are residing in volatile areas in Nord and Boucle du Mouhoun regions, nearby the Malian border. UNHCR is planning to register this population during the year 2019.
All refugees by location JSON  .CSV 
Location name Source Data date Population
Centre UNHCR, Government 28 Feb 2019
  2.0%
505
Hauts-Bassins UNHCR, Government 28 Feb 2019
  1.7%
432
Sahel UNHCR, Government 28 Feb 2019
  96.3%
24,245


115,310
Last updated 14 Mar 2019
Source - Government 
Asylum seekers JSON  .CSV 
46
Last updated 28 Feb 2019
Source - UNHCR, Government 
Malian refugees JSON  .CSV 
IDPs JSON 
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  •   Highlights
    Continued insecurity hampering aid efforts in Burkina Faso https://www.unhcr.org/5c8776214?utm_source=PR_COMMS&utm_medium=email&utm_content=here&utm_campaign=HQ_EN_BriefingNotes_171027
    12 Mar 2019
    UN: Fighting, Instability Have Displaced 100,000 in Burkina Faso https://www.voanews.com/a/un-fighting-instability-displaced-persons-burkina-faso/4794949.html
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    Violence displaces more than 50,000 in western Niger this year https://www.unhcr.org/news/press/2018/12/5c122b944/violence-displaces-50000-western-niger-year.html
    13 Dec 2018
       Situations related to this country
    • Burkina Faso - Mali Situation

      Following violence, hostilities, human rights violations and a rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation in the northern part of Mali since January 2012, large numbers of Malians have been seeking refuge in Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Niger or displaced internally.

    • Burkina Faso - Stateless in West Africa

      According to UNHCR estimates, statelessness affects millions of people worldwide, at least 700,000 of which are in West Africa. There are many factors contributing to the risk of statelessness in the region, which suggest that the population at risk is very large.

    • Burkina Faso - Asylum and Migration in West Africa

      Mixed movements refer to complex population flows: people using the same routes and modes of transportation to travel, but moving for different reasons, and with different needs. In these flows, refugees move alongside people fleeing financial hardship. West Africa is a place of complex mixed movements, inside the region or from the region to other parts of the world, such as Europe through the Central Mediterranean route.

    • Burkina Faso - Voluntary Return of Ivorian Refugees

      Today, there are 22,000 Ivorian refugees hosted in West Africa. Since 2011, UNHCR has facilitated the voluntary return in safety and dignity of over 70,000 Ivorian refugees and and continues to do so.


    Malian refugee demography JSON  .CSV 
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      Links
    Informations
    Burkina Faso: L'aide aux réfugiés entravée par une insécurité persistante au nord du pays
    L'agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés est alarmée par l'insécurité persistante au nord du Burkina Faso, qui affecte les civils, notamment les personnes déplacées et les réfugiés. Cette année seulement, quelque 3.000 ressortissants du Burkina Faso se sont réfugiés au Mali.
    Others
    The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED)
    Disaggregated conflict collection, analysis and crisis mapping project
    Partner
    The World Bank
    Data
    La Banque Mondiale
    Données
    Vétérinaire Sans Frontière Belgium
    Partenaire pour le projet "Seeds For Solutions"
    Design For Peace
    Livelihood project for refugee artisans // Projet d'autonisation des artisans réfugiés
      Burkina Faso
    Worldbank country facts
    Capital
    Ouagadougou
    Languages
    fr, ff
    Population
    18,450,494
    Area
    N/A
    GDP
    N/A
    GDP growth
    N/A
    Income level
    N/A
    Gini index
    39.8
    Currency
    XOF
    Literacy rate
    N/A