TREE AID staff are safe after a hotel shooting in Ouagadougou, the Burkina Faso capital, on Friday, 15 January 2016. At least 28 people were killed in the attack on the Splendid Hotel and nearby Cappuccino Café, which is being claimed by militant group Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. Our programme has not been affected and our work continues as normal. The Burkina Faso government have announced three days of national mourning and have strengthened security in the capital.
John Moffett, CEO TREE AID, said: “The attacks on Friday targeted foreign nationals and many of those who died worked with international development organisations, like ours, which work for and with the Burkinabe people. This is the first attack of its type in Burkina Faso and we will continue to monitor the situation closely to ensure the safety of our staff and the continuation of our Burkina Faso programme. We would like to express our deepest sympathy to the families of those that lost their lives on Friday.”
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