Burkina Faso, Middle East & other topics – Daily Press Briefing (28 September 2022)

Burkina faso, middle east & other topics - daily press briefing (28 september 2022)

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Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.


– Secretary-General/Burkina Faso

– Burkina Faso/Humanitarian

– Syria

– Iran

– Middle East

– Yemen

– South Sudan

– Central African Republic

– Rwanda

– League of Arab States

– Outer Space

– Afghanistan

– International Day for Universal Access to Information


In the statement issued today, the Secretary-General said he deplores the attack on a commercial convoy, escorted by the national armed forces and transporting essential commodities, to the town of Djibo, in Burkina Faso. The attack took place on 26 September near Gaskindé, in the Sahel region of Burkina Faso.

The Secretary-General expressed his sincere condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the people of Burkina Faso. He wished a speedy recovery to those injured.

The Secretary-General called on the Burkinabè authorities to spare no effort in identifying and bringing the perpetrators of this heinous attack to justice and calls on all parties to ensure that civilians are spared from the consequences of the conflict. The Secretary-General reiterated the commitment of the United Nations to continue to work with Burkina Faso and international partners to enhance the protection of civilians, address humanitarian challenges, and promote lasting peace and prosperity with respect for human rights.


Further on Burkina Faso, the country continues to face a humanitarian crisis, with nearly one fifth of the population urgently in need of aid. Humanitarian needs remain significant, in particular in the Sahel, East, North-Central, and North regions. There are gaps in the provision of food, shelter and essential household items, as well as water, hygiene and sanitation.

As of June of this year, more than 1.5 million people are displaced in Burkina Faso as a consequence of the increasing insecurity in the country. Nearly two quarters of the displaced people are children.

Burkina Faso’s 2022 Humanitarian Response Plan seeks $805 million to help 3.8 million of the most vulnerable people, but it is only 30 per cent funded.

In 2022, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has allocated $16 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund to tackle food security, protection, water and sanitation, health, nutrition, shelter and education needs in hard-to-reach areas.

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