Number of internally displaced persons in Burkina Faso, Mali & Niger

Published : November 2020

The persistent security crisis triggered massive internal displacements, notably in Burkina Faso, weakening or destroying people’s livelihoods and undermining the preparation of the next agricultural campaign. Many farmers had to flee and abandon their farms. In June 2020, the Liptako-Gourma area counted some 715 000 internally displaced people and 107 000 refugees, placing additional pressure on already fragile host communities. Burkina Faso alone recorded nearly 1 million IDPs as of August 2020. This situation directly impacts agricultural activities and livestock. Satellite imagery analysis of the World Food Programme (WFP) revealed significant cropland losses in the Liptako-Gourma area.

Countries : Burkina Faso, G5 Sahel area, Mali, Niger

Themes : Agriculture & Value chains, Climate change & Adapation, Covid-19, Food security, Nutrition, Resilience

Scale : National, Cross-border

Langs : English

See also

Sahel and West Africa: 27.3 million of people in crisis phase ( 3-5), March-may 2022


Sahel and West Africa: 33.4 million people expected to face crisis or worse (phase 3-5) June-Aug 2022


Sahel and West Africa: 23.7 million people in crisis phase (3-5), Oct-Dec


ECOWAS countries with more than 1 million acutely-food insecure people (phases 3-5)


Acutely-food insecure people in the UEMOA area (phase 3-5)