In the last few weeks, the humanitarian crisis in Burkina Faso has escalated dramatically.
According to the UN, nearly half a million people have been affected. Hundreds of thousands of people have fled their homes.
Much of the country has become engulfed in fighting between armed groups, making it hard for Tearfund’s partners and other humanitarian workers to reach those most in need.
One of our partners has been forced to stop doing its life-saving work in an area of the Sahel region. Our partners in the north of the country are on high alert because of the security situation.
Churches have also been targeted in the attacks. In an interview with Catholic agency ACN last August, Bishop Laurent Dabire of Dori said: ‘If the world continues to do nothing, the result will be the elimination of the Christian presence.’