DAKAR (Reuters) – The United Nations refugee company (UNHCR) on Wednesday stated it was involved about reviews in Ghana that tons of of residents in search of refuge from an insurgency in neighbouring Burkina Faso had been being deported.
Burkina Faso is certainly one of a number of West African nations preventing armed teams that took root in north Mali and have seized floor throughout the area over the previous decade, killing 1000’s and displacing over six million within the course of.
Greater than 2 million have fled their houses in Burkina Faso alone, the place frustrations over rising insecurity spurred two navy takeovers final 12 months.
Some, primarily ladies and kids, have sought refuge in north Ghana, the place the insurgency has additionally hit in more moderen years.
Twitter person Alhaji Gbangbanku shared video on-line of dozens of girls holding their youngsters, sitting on the bottom in a car parking zone with buses.
“The repatriation of Fulbes from Burkina Faso is continuous at this time in a number of northern Ghana communities,” he wrote, describing it as a “military-led train” and a “harmful growth.”
Reuters couldn’t independently confirm the movies or the expulsions.
The UNHCR on Wednesday referred to as on Ghana’s authorities to ensure entry to its territory and asylum to Burkinabes fleeing the violence, and stop reported expulsions.
The company added in a press release that it was working with Ghanaian authorities to make sure the safety of over 8,000 Burkinabe nationals, and had arrange a reception centre within the bordering Higher East Area with a capability of 4,000 folks.
Ghana’s authorities didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
(Reporting by Bate Felix; Extra reporting by Maxell Akalaare Adombila in Accra; Writing by Sofia Christensen; Enhancing by Aurora Ellis)