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 Burkina Faso conflict and violence force lakhs from homes
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Burkina Faso conflict and violence force lakhs from homes

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United Nations, Oct 12 : Hundreds of thousands of civilians in Burkina Faso, have fled insecurity and violence linked to armed groups in just the last three months.

On Friday, the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, said that central and northern regions of the country had seen 486,000 people become internally displaced – 267,000 since July.

A further 16,000 are now refugees in neighbouring countries of the Sahel, the agency said, while warning of “an unprecedented humanitarian emergency” in the making.(Uni)