Burkina Faso and the Sahel's new frontline: Responding to the world's fastest growing displacement crisis
Burkina Faso is currently experiencing one of the fastest growing displacement crises in the world. The country has emerged as the latest epicenter of conflict in Africa’s troubled Sahel region. Once known for its harmony and unity across ethnic, religious, and linguistic lines, Burkina’s civilian population is increasingly caught in the crossfire as armed groups plunge the country into violence. Inter communal tensions are on the rise, and the country now is grappling with its first major humanitarian crisis in recent history.