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Burkina Faso: Terrorism

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL1989, tabled on 27 February 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Burkina Faso following the escalation of terrorist violence in that country since 2015.

Answered on

5 March 2020

The UK is deeply concerned by the scale of terrorist violence in Burkina Faso. We are committed to working with the G5 Sahel countries, including the Burkinabe government, to help address instability in the region. The UK is currently supporting Burkina Faso by providing emergency life-saving assistance to those affected by the conflict crisis. The UK is also providing non-combat assistance to the French-led counter terror mission Operation BARKHANE in the form of three CH47 chinook helicopters; this includes support to operations in Burkina Faso.