The United States are in the process of evacuation of family members (under the age of 21) of the diplomatic and of the consular staff. The region of the Sahel (Niger, Chad, Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Mali) is under heavy attack of jihadists: from Boko Haram to the Iswap, the islamic State in the province of West Africa. Only in the last few days, between Mali and Chad, are the death of 70 people. And according to the Un report issued in January, the losses of the military of the entire region increased by 116% compared with the previous three months, with over "193 the military dead, and more than 4000 civilian casualties in all of the 2019".
on January 20, 38 civilians were killed in two terrorist attacks in the province of Sanmatenga, always in the North of the Country. The armed militants have made their way with the force between the benches in the village of Alamou and they have killed civilians before destroying the entire structure. “This attack abject and ignoble on civilian populations reminds us, once again, the cruelty of our enemies”, denounced the president of burkina faso Roch Marc Christian Kaboré . “We have also, in a revival of national and patriotic, to reaffirm our determination and our commitment in support of our forces of Defence and security”. The reference of the president is to the law on volunteering “for the defence of the fatherland”, which was voted on January 21, unanimously by the national Assembly. Volunteers, reports the information website Lefaso.net, will sign a contract with the State in which they undertake to defend property and people in the village, or the department of residence. Those who arruolerà will not have a uniform but will be able to rely on the delivery of a “specific equipment”. The Vdp, Volunteers for the defence of the homeland, which will be operational after a two-week training, which should include “human rights education, instructions on the use of arms and discipline.”
on The 13th of January at Pau in France, the president Emmanuel Macron has hosted the summit with the Countries of the G5 Sahel, where it was agreed to strengthen military cooperation to cope with advanced attacks, the jihadist. The new "Coalition for the Sahel”, will bring together the forces of all 5 of the Sahel and of the mission to guide the French Barkhane.
Is becoming more and more dramatic the situation of people who flee from violence. In February 2019, displaced people were 60 thousand, today, more than 600 thousand, and this number was destined to increase. "People are afraid", said Jan Egeland, secretary general of the Norwegian Refugee Council (Nrc) - it Is expected that this figure will reach 900 thousand people by April of this year, because the violence continues to force families to leave their homes".
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