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Critical Human Security Issues in Burkina Faso

17 September, 2021


Burkina Faso has been increasingly exposed to the threats and attacks of violent armed groups, targeting symbols, institutions and representatives of the state, including the defence and security forces, local leaders and political figures.

This knowledge product aims to address emerging concerns for human security in Burkina Faso. It builds on DCAF’s operational programming, open-source documents, as well as the learning DCAF’s International Security Sector Advisory Team (ISSAT) captures from its International Partners’ Group engagement in the country and maps out the top challenges and actors impacting the hybrid security landscape in the country. This note also aims to be a conversation starter and ISSAT welcomes comments and contributions from its members and Community of Practice.