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.
According to UNHCR estimates, statelessness affects millions of people worldwide, at least 700,000 of which are in West and Central Africa. There are many factors contributing to the risk of statelessness in the region, which suggest that the population at risk is very large.
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 and Central 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.
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.
|Niger fighting: Tens of thousands flee violence The UN warns that a crisis in the Sahel region including Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso is reaching unprecedented levels. by Laura Burdon-Manley https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/09/niger-fighting-tens-thousands-flee-violence-190922104501094.html|
|22 Sep 2019|
|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|
|19 Feb 2019|