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19 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP continues to provide food assistance to Ivoirian returnees. During the month of August, the pace of return was very slow due to the rainy season and only 675 new returnees were provided with food assistance upon arrival in the country.

  • Critical shortfalls hinder continuous support to people targeted for assistance and longer-term planning for nutrition and resilience activities under the PRRO and the Country Programme.

Operational Updates

10 Oct 2017 description

"They threatened to kill us if we didn't leave the village within 10 minutes"

By Ange Aboa

GUIGLO, Ivory Coast, Oct 9 (Reuters) - An ethnic-fuelled land dispute has driven thousands of farmers off illegal plantations in Ivory Coast's main cocoa belt, threatening the start of the harvest in the world's top producer.

Read more on Reuters.

05 Oct 2017 description

Main Activities

Voluntary Repatriation of Ivorian Refugees

■ In September 2017, 48 Ivorian refugees have returned from Togo, Ghana and Gambia in dignity and safety with support from UNHCR and its partners.

■ The cities of Guiglo, Tabou and Toulepleu are currently facing heavy rains, which has led to the degradation of roads and the flooding of Guiglo’s Prefecture and General Hospital in the West. Due to the weather conditions, UNHCR’s repatriation and reintegration activities have been slowed down throughout the month of September.

05 Oct 2017 description

Activités principales

Retour volontaire des réfugiés ivoiriens

■ Au mois de septembre, 48 rapatriés du Togo, du Ghana et de la Gambie ont été accueillis dans la dignité et la sécurité en Côte d’Ivoire.

■ Les villes de Guiglo, Tabou et Toulepleu sont actuellement sujet de fortes pluies qui ont entrainé la dégradation de routes, l’inondation de la préfecture et de l’hôpital général de Guiglo (Ouest) ainsi que le ralentissement des activités de rapatriement et de réintégration à Tabou (Sud-Ouest).

30 Sep 2017 description

1 General Information

Côte d’Ivoire is a country in Western Africa, bordering Ghana in the east, Burkina Faso and Mali in the north, Guinea and Liberia in the west, and the Gulf of Guinea in the south. It has a population of 23,295,302 and covers an area of 322,463 sq. km. The official language is French, although a large number of native dialects are also spoken. (CIA, 11 February 2016).

The World Culture Encyclopedia (WCE) explains the origin of the country’s name:

20 Sep 2017 description

En Côte d’Ivoire, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés(HCR) et ses partenaires contribuent à garantir les droits fondamentaux des personnes rapatriées et à trouver des solutions durables qui leur permettront de reconstruire leur vie dans la dignité.

14 Sep 2017 description

Key findings:

  • Former FNCI forces are highly likely to continue to protest, resulting in violent clashes with forces loyal to the government. Intercommunal tensions make it likely that violence spreads beyond the military to directly involve the population.

  • Roadblocks and the takeover of port cities will prevent the free movement of both civilians and humanitarian actors.

  • There is a likelihood of displacement of civilians internally and into neighbouring communities and countries.

06 Sep 2017 description

Today’s technological advances and innovations in agriculture should touch every aspects of women’s lives in order for them to have the desired impact on African societies.

This was deliberated on Tuesday, September 5 at the 7th African Green Revolution Summit in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

In a session on “Women in Agriculture”, leaders in politics, business and civil society discussed how challenges to women in agriculture can be overcome and how young women can be facilitated to join the sector.

05 Sep 2017 description

Main Activities

Voluntary Repatriation of Ivorian Refugees

  • Since 2015, a total of 27,453 Ivorian refugees have returned with support from UNHCR and its partners, 26,397 of whom from Liberia and 1,056 from other countries such as Togo, Mali, Gambia and Senegal. In August 2017 alone, UNHCR facilitated 677 voluntary returns.

  • Since January 2017, a total of 380 Ivoirians have been able to return from Mali, 58 from Togo, 29 from Guinea, 12 from Ghana, 7 from Gambia and 7 from Senegal to Cote d’Ivoire through the UNHCR Voluntary repatriation program.

05 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • As part of WFP’s technical support and capacity development of the Ministry of Education for the management of the school meals programme, 55 M&E staff were trained in the design and use of Open Data Kit for monitoring.

  • WFP continues to provide food assistance to Ivoirian returnees: 1,293 new returnees benefited from WFP food assistance in July 2017.

04 Sep 2017 description

POINTS SAILLANTS

  • Au mois d’Août 2017, 193 ménages de 655 individus sont retournés en Côte d’Ivoire par les trois points d’entrée à l’Ouest (Guiglo), au Sud-Ouest (Tabou) et au Sud (Abidjan).

  • Avec 78 ménages composés de 311 personnes, Tabou (Sud-Ouest) a enregistré le plus grand nombre de rapatriés pour ce mois d’Août.

31 Aug 2017 description

Activities - Highlights

Voluntary Repatriation of Ivorian Refugees

  • Since 2015, a total of 26,772 Ivorian refugees have returned to their home country with support from UNHCR and its partners. The majority - 25,964 men, women and children - arrived from Liberia, while 812 returned from other countries such as Togo, Mali, Gambia and Senegal. In July 2017 alone, UNHCR facilitated 1,123 voluntary returns.

31 Aug 2017 description

POINTS SAILLANTS

  • Au mois de juillet 2017, 318 ménages de 1 123 individus sont retournés en Côte d’Ivoire par les trois points d’entrée à l’Ouest (Guiglo), au SudOuest (Tabou) et au Sud (Abidjan).

  • La dégradation des voies causée par les pluies diluviennes a légèrement impacté les activités du rapatriement volontaire en Côte d’Ivoire.

  • Avec 132 ménages composés de 576 personnes, Tabou a enregistré le plus grand nombre de rapatriés pour le mois de juillet.

ACTIVITÉS ET DEFIS LIÉS AU RETOUR

10 Aug 2017 description

Le 6 mai 2017, le Ministère ivoirien de la santé a signalé à l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) une flambée de dengue à Abidjan, capitale de la Côte d’Ivoire.

04 Aug 2017 description

On 6 May 2017, the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Côte d’Ivoire notified World Health Organization (WHO) of a dengue fever outbreak in Abidjan, the capital city of Côte d’Ivoire.

31 Jul 2017 description

Highlights

  • Ten women’s production groups and the activities to support them in linking their production to school canteens, as well as main partners for the project have been identified.

  • WFP continues providing hot meals to schoolchildren. However, additional USD 550,000 are needed to cover the needs of 75,000 students out of 200,000, starting from the first trimester of the 2017/18 school year.

04 Jul 2017 description

L’opération des Nations Unies en Côte d’Ivoire a terminé avec succès son mandat le 30 juin 2017. Vous pouvez trouver sur ce site les activités et réalisations passées de la mission.

La famille des Nations Unies reste déterminée à soutenir le gouvernement, en veillant à ce que la paix durement gagnée soit maintenue afin que le pays, ainsi que son peuple, continuent de progresser et de s’épanouir.

04 Jul 2017 description

POINTS SAILLANTS

Au mois de juin 2017, 503 ménages de 1 520 individus sont retournés en Côte d’Ivoire par les trois points d’entrée à l’Ouest (Guiglo), au Sud-Ouest (Tabou) et au Sud (Abidjan).

Les pluies diluviennes ont affecté les activités du rapatriement volontaire aussi bien du côté du Libéria que de la Côte d’Ivoire.

Tabou a enregistré le plus grand rapatriement de l’année 2017 avec le convoi #42, composé de 322 personnes.

ACTIVITÉS ET DEFIS LIÉS AU RETOUR

04 Jul 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

1,520 returns of Ivorian refugees facilitated in June 2017

A Come & Tell mission informed Ivorian refugees in Liberia about voluntary returns

Celebration of World Refugee Day in support of displaced people

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