Report: Humanitarian protection in the Liptako-Gourma region
The report aims to understand the impact of humanitarian protection programmes on the populations of this region, which is severely affected by the multidimensional crisis currently taking place in the central Sahel.
The report is the result of a two-year research project (2020-2022), which was carried out in the Liptako-Gourma region, or the triborder area between Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso. Since 2015, this region has been the epicentre of the Sahel crisis, characterised by a continuously deteriorating security situation.
This research conducted by SIPRI, DRC and their local partners aims to study the effectiveness of humanitarian protection programmes in the Liptako-Gourma region, and, in particular, the local protection systems and the links between local protection mechanisms and humanitarian protection mechanisms.
The objective of this action research is to improve the effectiveness of humanitarian protection programmes and their integration or complementarity with local protection systems. It is based on empirical data, both qualitative and quantitative, collected in Burkina Faso (Nord and Sahel regions), Mali (Mopti region) and Niger (Tillabéri region), during two research phases in August-September 2020 and June-July 2021.
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The reports are available in English and French.
The report is the result of a two-year research project (2020-2022), which was carried out in the Liptako-Gourma region, or the triborder area between Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso.
Ce projet de recherche de deux ans (2020-2022) a été mené dans la région du Liptako-Gourma ou zone des trois frontières entre le Mali, le Niger et le Burkina Faso. Cette région est, depuis 2015, l’épicentre de la crise sahélienne, caractérisée par une détérioration continue de la situation sécuritaire.