Burkina Faso: violence against civilians & internally displaced persons by José Luengo-Cabrera

A data visualization on the magnitude, frequency and spatial distribution of violence against civilians and internal displacement in Burkina Faso at a time when both indicators are on a rising trend.

The visualization used a combination of geolocated tabular data (violence and displacement), shapefiles (urban areas, rivers and roads) as well as satellite imagery (shaded relief and vegetation in dark mode) to illustrate the geographic nature of Burkina Faso's humanitarian crisis.

The visual attempts to highlight how violence against civilians tends to take place along road axes and in urban areas far away from the capital. In addition, it shows how the number of internally displaced is highest where violence against civilians is highest.