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Internal displacement in Côte d’Ivoire: a protection crisis

With the deepening political crisis in Côte d’Ivoire raising fears of a return to all-out conflict, the country’s estimated 500,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) face an increasingly precarious future. While South Africa’s mediation efforts have failed to narrow the gap between the government of President Laurent Gbagbo and the rebel Forces Nouvelles, and the transition period after the collapsed October 2005 elections giving particular cause for concern, many UN agencies and NGOs in the country have been finalising contingency plans for the “worst case scenario” entailing massive displacement and refugee flows into neighbouring countries.

07 November 2005 | Country Profile

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Profile of Internal Displacement: Cote d'Ivoire (November 2005)

With the deepening political crisis in Côte d’Ivoire raising fears of a return to all-out conflict, the country’s estimated 500,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) face an increasingly precarious future. While South Africa’s mediation efforts have failed to narrow the gap between the government of President Laurent Gbagbo and the rebel Forces Nouvelles, and the transition period after the collapsed October 2005 elections giving particular cause for concern, many UN agencies and NGOs in the country have been finalising contingency plans for the “worst case scenario” entailing massive displacement and refugee flows into neighbouring countries.

07 November 2005 | Country Profile

Internal displacement in Côte d'Ivoire: a protection crisis

IDMC provides recommended solutions to protect Cote d'Ivoire's internally displaced people as deepening political crisis causes fear of a return to all-out conflict and an increasingly precarious future for IDPs

01 November 2005 | Publication

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Profile of Internal Displacement: Cote d'Ivoire (May 2005)

After more than two years of intermittent conflict that effectively split Côte d’Ivoire in half and sparked fears of ethnic cleansing, the country’s 500,000 IDPs may finally have a glimmer of hope for a more peaceful future. A shaky peace process, pushed in recent months by South African president Thabo Mbeki, has gained some momentum. Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo has bowed to international pressure to allow his main rival, Alassane Ouattara, to stand against him in elections scheduled for October 2005.

10 May 2005 | Country Profile

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