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How Burkina Faso can overcome its humanitarian challenges

By CNBC
22 February 2020   |   11:24 am
Refugees International says Burkina Faso is experiencing one of the fastest growing displacement crises in the world and has emerged as the latest epicentre of conflict in the Sahel region. Alexandra Lamarche, Senior Advocate for West and Central Africa at Refugees International joins CNBC Africa on how Burkina Faso can overcome the current humanitarian challenges in the country.

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