Burkina Faso: Schools caught up in armed conflict sweeping across the Sahel

Countries: Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Between April 2017 and December 2019, the number of school closures due to violence in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger rose six-fold. By end-2019, more than 3,300 were shut, affecting almost 650,000 children.