Ivory Coast

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At the height of the political crisis in 2011,  200,000 people sought asylum in 13 neighboring countries and over 1,000,000 people were internally displaced. As the Ivorian government reconciles political differences, a repatriation framework has been established for two years for refugees and internally displaced people. Over 800,000 internally displaced people have been returned to their homes and a procedure has been put in place to return the refugees displaced.

However, there are still concerns about preserving human rights for repatriates that have been subject to arbitrary imprisonment, looting of homes, and lack of judiciary proceedings for those who have been prosecuted for unwarranted crimes.  The greatest obstacles to overcome are political instability which has hallmarked the last 10 years of the Ivory Coast and crude infrastructure which has stagnated economic growth in the country.


Latest News from Ivory Coast

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