Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Location: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Event: Gunfire reported again in Ouagadougou

After a quiet overnight, gunfire was reported again in the Ouaga 2000 neighborhood, the downtown area, and other parts of the city.  Aircraft was also reported overhead throughout the city.  Embassy personnel continue to shelter in place.

Contact the Embassy at +226 25 49 53 00 if you are in need of immediate assistance.

Actions to Take:

·      Avoid the impacted areas.

·      Limit movement outside of your residence only to essential movement.

·      Monitor local media for updates.

·      U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

(226) 25 49 53 00

·      State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

·      Burkina Faso Country Information 

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