ANNADIF : The multidimensional crisis in Burkina Faso could further worsen if appropriate and effective measures are not swiftly put in place
Dakar, 03 June 2022- The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office in West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mahamat Saleh ANNADIF, concluded today a two-day working visit to Burkina Faso.
This visit is part of UNOWAS efforts in coordination with ECOWAS to support Burkina Faso, which is going through a difficult period marked by a deterioration of the security, humanitarian and food situation in addition to the political crisis that has persisted since the coup d'état of 24 January.
During his visit, Mr. ANNADIF was received by the President of the Transition of Burkina Faso, Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba. He also met with the Prime Minister, as well as the Minister of State for Social Cohesion and National Reconciliation, representatives of the diplomatic corps, as well as the United Nations country team.
The Special Representative stressed that the multidimensional crisis in Burkina Faso could further worsen if appropriate and effective measures are not swiftly put in place. In this regard, he recalled the importance of maintaining dialogue with ECOWAS to reach an agreement on a consensual timetable that would facilitate the return to constitutional order.