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Burkina Faso: UN human rights chiefs voices concern over rising violence

The UN’s top human rights official on Friday voiced serious concern over the dramatic deterioration of the situation in Burkina Faso, where almost 1,800 people are reported to have been unlawfully killed between November last year and April.

UN rights office deeply alarmed over killing of 220 villagers in Burkina Faso

The UN human rights office, OHCHR, on Friday raised alarm over the situation in northern Burkina Faso, where several hundred civilians, including children, were reportedly killed amidst fighting between security forces and armed groups.

Fifty-six children, among 223 civilians, executed by Burkina Faso military, says Human Rights Watch

The Burkina Faso military summarily executed at least 223 civilians, including at least 56 children, in two villages on February 25, 2024, Human Rights Watch said.

Armed groups continue terror campaign across Burkina Faso

Large parts of Burkina Faso are being terrorized by armed groups and the rampant insecurity is “beyond alarming”, said the UN human rights chief on Thursday following a brief visit to the country.

Humanitarians launch $877 million plan for Burkina Faso

New York: A staggering 4.7 million people in Burkina Faso, a fifth of the population, will need humanitarian assistance this year, the UN and partners said on Tuesday, announcing a $877 million response plan to meet urgent needs.

Over 60 women kidnapped in Burkina Faso freed : Reports

Moscow: Dozens of girls and women abducted earlier this month in Burkina Faso have been released, the national RTB broadcaster reports.

UN calls for immediate release of 50 women and girls abducted in Burkina Faso

Some 50 women and girls in Burkina Faso who were abducted last week while looking for food must be released immediately, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

Millions at risk in flood-hit Nigeria; relief chief highlights hunger in Burkina Faso

New York: More than 2.8 million people have been impacted by Nigeria’s worst floods in a decade, with 1.3 million displaced and hundreds of lives lost, said the UN chief on Friday, expressing his sadness at the devastation.

Burkina Faso crisis: Military officer removes Lt Col Paul-Henri Damiba

An army captain in Burkina Faso has announced on national television that he has ousted military leader Lt Col Paul-Henri Damiba, triggering yet another moment of tension in the country.

Burkina Faso: Eight shot dead

Ouagadougou/UNI/Xinhua: Gunmen stormed into a ceremony and killed eight people in Sandiaba village in the central-east province of Koulpelogo in Burkina Faso, state-owned news agency AIB reported on Tuesday.

Burkina Faso: UN chief condemns brutal attack that left scores dead

New York: UN Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned a weekend attack in Burkina Faso that left dozens of civilians dead and displaced scores more, his Spokesperson said on Wednesday.

Burkina Faso: Rising displacement adds to Sahel crises

New York: Insecurity in Burkina Faso, particularly in the region bordering Côte d’Ivoire, is pushing more people to seek safety both within and outside the country, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, reported on Friday.

UN envoy on ‘good offices mission’ to Burkina Faso

New York: A UN envoy will travel to Burkina Faso over the weekend on a “good offices mission” in the wake of the military coup last Sunday.

Coup: US govt expresses concern over development in Burkina Faso

Washington: The United States on Tuesday expressed concern over the development in Burkina Faso where a coup was carried out by sections of the armed forces.

Burkina Faso: UN chief condemns deadly attack on northern town, 80 reported dead

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned an armed attack on a convoy near the town of Arbinda, in the north of Burkina Faso, on Wednesday, which has reportedly led to the death of some 80 people.