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Burkina Faso Records Highest Impact From Terrorism Globally1 min read

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At least 1,907 terrorism related deaths were recorded by Burkina Faso in 2023, according to the 2024 Global Terrorism Index.

The figure represents a 68 percent increment in terrorism related death in the West African country.

The report which was released on Monday (4 March), said a quarter of all terrorism deaths occurring globally were in Burkina Faso

“Burkina Faso became the country with the highest impact from terrorism for the first time, with deaths from terrorism increasing by 68 per cent to 1,907. A quarter of all terrorism deaths occurring globally were in Burkina Faso, ” it said.


In 2023, deaths from terrorism increased by 22 per cent to 8,352 deaths and are now at their highest level since 2017, although they remain 23 per cent lower than at their peak in 2015.

Excluding the 7 October Hamas attack, deaths would have still been up by five per cent. Whilst the number of deaths increased, the number of incidents fell, with total attacks dropping by 22 per cent to 3,350 in 2023.
Pakistan recorded the most incidents of any country, with 490 attacks recorded.

The rise in deaths but fall in number of incidents shows how terrorism is becoming more concentrated and more

The number of countries recording a death from terrorism fell to 41, considerably lower than the peak of 57 countries recorded in 2015 and the 44 recorded in 2022


This is the eleventh edition of the Global Terrorism Index (GTI), which provides a comprehensive summary
of the key global trends and patterns in terrorism since 2012.

The GTI report is produced by the Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP), using data from Dragonfly’s Terrorism Tracker database and other sources.