This is the final Côte d’Ivoire fact sheet for FY 2012.
Due to improved political and security conditions in Côte d’Ivoire throughout 2012, populations uprooted by insecurity resulting from the disputed November 2010 presidential election continued to return home from camps and areas of displacement within the country and from neighboring nations.
Incidents of insecurity persist in some areas, including in Abidjan—the commercial capital of Côte d’Ivoire—and in western regions, where attacks against civilians and security forces have occurred with increasing frequency since June. Although violence earlier in the year was likely motivated by longstanding ethnic tensions, recent attacks have targeted army and police installations.
As of late August, approximately 165,000 Ivoirians remained displaced, including an estimated 81,500 internally displaced persons (IDPs) within Côte d’Ivoire and nearly 58,000 refugees in Liberia, according to the U.N.
In FY 2012, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) provided more than $5.5 million to address humanitarian needs in Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia, focusing on strengthening livelihoods, improving food security, and building resilience among vulnerable returnee households. USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided more than $26.6 million to address the emergency food needs of conflict-affected communities in Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia. The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (State/PRM) provided $8.6 million for refugee and IDP assistance and camp coordination in Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia.