Burkina Faso refugees besiege Ghana’s Upper East Region (Video)

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Over one thousand Burkinabe nationals are seeking refuge in a number of communities in the Bawku Municipal, Bawku West and Binduri districts of the upper east region.

The refugees fled their homes in Burkina Faso following the incessant terrorist attacks on their communities that have led to a number of deaths.

Baazua electoral areas since July 8.

The mainly women and children refugees are in temporary refugee camps at Yarigungu, Bansi, Gentiga no1 and no. 2, Mognori, Kutanga, Issakatingin and Bulugu.

Some of the refugees are Ghanaians who had migrated to Burkina Faso to undertake farming activities.

According to the district chief executive for Binduri, Ayinga Yakubu Abagre, it has become imperative for the Binduri district and other affected assemblies to organize relief items to support the refugees.

During a tour of some of the temporary refugee settlements, Ayinga Yakubu Abagre, admonished the refugees to desist from acts that might thwart their stay in the area.

The refugees appealed to the government of Burkina Faso to beef up security to enable them to return home.

They are also appealing to benevolent organizations to support them with food and other basic needs.

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