The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is alarmed that acts of armed violence in Burkina Faso continue to target civilians, the sick, health-care workers and medical vehicles and facilities.
The statement by the organization comes a week after an ambulance transporting a patient to Ouagadougou from a health-care centre in Djibo hit an improvised explosive device in Gaskindé, Soum Province, in the Sahel region.
According to authorities, everyone inside was killed in the explosion.
The week before, in Yagha Province, two women also died following a similar incident.
As Adolphus Mawolo reports, the head of the ICRC's delegation in Burkina Faso, Laurent Saugy, says this type of incident is particularly distressing.