Cote d’Ivoire

Brief description of the CCCM context in Cote d’Ivoire

In the post-election crisis of November 2010, thousands of civilians sought refuge in churches, schools, unfinished build-ings and other makeshift shelters to escape the civil war.

Approximately 80,000 persons became internally displaced during the month of May 2011, generating needs for protec-tion and basic humanitarian assistance.

Latest achievements

Together with a local task force including humanitarian part-ners and governmental authorities, IOM Cote d’Ivoire:

  • Decreased internal displacement sites from 118 in May 2011 to 12 in May 2012, reducing the number of IDPs living in these sites by 47% from February to May 2012.
  • Provided transportation, food and non-food items (NFIs) to 5,164 IDPs in the region of Moyen-Cavally who volun-tarily returned to their areas of origin from November 2011 to May 2012.
  • Supplied NFI return kits to 5,661 IDPs of the Lagunes/Abidjan region from 20 to 23 May 2012.

Plans for 2012 to 2013

  • Enhance preparedness for potential displacement crises.
  • Continue assistance to IDPs at community level.