Simon Townsley/Panos Pictures

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

A child outside a shelter at the Lauda IDP camp on the outskirts of Ouagadougou. 195 people from Dablo Village, 90 km from Kaya, have fled fighting between government forces and Islamist insurgents for the sanctuary of the camp.

Once considered 'safe', Burkina Faso (meaning 'land of the upright man') is suffering from increasing instability as a result of attacks from jihadist groups now active in the country.

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Simon Townsley/Panos Pictures
Burkina Faso
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5000 x 3104 pixels
42.33 x 26.28 cm (300 dpi)
16.67 x 10.35 inch (300 dpi)
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