Eight children died of hunger on Monday in Djibo, a town in the Sahel region of Burkina Faso as terrorist groups attacked a humanitarian convoy of more than 200 trucks carrying food.
The last convoy of food supplies to the city was attacked on September 26, killing 27 soldiers providing escort.
“Certainly efforts are being made left and right to save those who are still alive in Djibo and promises of all kinds are underway today and tomorrow Wednesday. But in the meantime, let’s not sleep, because yesterday 8 children are dead,” civil society organizations of the province of Soum said in a press release.
“We invite the people of Soum to maintain an alert watch,” said Idrissa Badini, a member of the civil society organization.