The United Nations Refugee Agency UNHCR joins the list of other international and humanitarian organizations, to react to reports of Ghana’s expulsion of Burkinabe refugees.
The agency in a statement Wednesday said it was concerned that hundreds of people, especially women who had fled a deadly insurgency in neighboring Burkina Faso were being deported.
The Sahelian country is fighting armed groups that first made a presence in northern Mali in 2013 and have seized territories across the region.
Since then, thousands of people have been killed and millions displaced with many seeking refugee in safer regions of Burkina Faso and in neighbouring countries including Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana.
Social media users have similarly expressed worries after one Alhaji Gbangbanku shared a video online of dozens of women holding their children, sitting on the ground in a parking lot with buses.