The Protection Analysis Update covers the period between January to June 2022. The analysis is
conducted by the Protection Cluster with the aim of identifying the most prominent protection risks affecting the civilian population in Burkina Faso, the various aspects to humanitarian response and offer
recommendations.

The growing insecurity, everyday violence, hostility of unidentified armed groups (GANI), military operations carried out by security forces (FDS) and their auxiliaries, forced mass displacements of populations and the effects of climate change are having a considerable impact on the protection environment and access of the affected populations to aid services for the full enjoyment of their rights. Constraints on humanitarian actors’ access to affected populations and access to basic social services, considerably limit the efficiency and effectiveness of the humanitarian response and the implementation of durable solutions.

The most prominent protection risks identified during the reporting period are as follows:

  1. Massive forced displacement, including preventive displacement, of civilian from areas with high security challenges;
  2. Exacerbation of psychological and physical violence against civilian populations, with serious consequences for vulnerable populations, including women, children, the elderly and persons with disabilities.
  3. Exacerbation of social tensions related to access to resources (including land, housing
    land, housing, water, etc.) and the impact on respect for human dignity in areas of displacement, relocation and return;
  4. Exacerbation of the dangers associated with improvised explosive devices (IEDs) posing grave risks in evacuation routes.

Read the full publication: Burkina Faso Protection Analysis Update