Côte d'Ivoire

Côte d'Ivoire: Road to national recovery and durable solutions still long

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Thanks to some progress in the implementation of the Ouagadougou Peace Accord, internally displaced people (IDPs) in Côte d'Ivoire have continued to return home throughout the second half of 2008. Of over 700,000 counted in just five government-controlled regions in 2005, some 70,000 had returned by the end of September 2008 in the western regions of Moyen Cavally and Dix-Huit Montagnes. Some of the returns, however, have not been sustainable, while displacement has continued to be reported both in the centre-north and the western regions of Côte d'Ivoire. (...)

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The Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), established by the Norwegian Refugee Council, is the leading non-governmental body monitoring conflict-induced internal displacement worldwide.