Situation in Ivory Coast - June 2011
In the wake of the contested presidential election, the political crisis is subsiding and security is returning. However, tens of thousands of displaced Ivoirians are living in refugee camps and many have had their homes destroyed. The situation is particularly difficult in the West – in Duekoue, an estimated 30,000 displaced people have taken refuge in a Catholic church compound.
(Shoreline, WA - December 22, 2003) The destruction of health care facilities and the interruption of health programs are continuing to have a devastating impact on the health of local populations, internally displaced persons and refugees of the Ivory Coast and Liberian wars.