IOM Completes Registration of IDPs at Violence-Stricken Nahibly Camp in Western Cote d’Ivoire


IOM, with UNHCR, has completed the registration of almost 3,000
internally displaced persons (IDPs), at the UNHCR-managed camp of
Nahibly in Western Cote d’Ivoire.

The camp was the scene of communal violence last week. Armed
groups ransacked the site, killing seven people, looting and
setting fire to buildings. At the time of the attack, the camp was
sheltering some 5,000 displaced victims of the 2010 post-election
violence in Cote d’Ivoire.

The registration will facilitate the distribution of non-food
relief items including blankets, cooking utensils, sleeping mats,
jerry cans, mosquito nets and water purification tablets, which the
IDPs will need when they return to their areas of origin.

Nahibly is the last IDP camp remaining in Cote
d’Ivoire.  At the peak of the violence, there were 35
IDP camps throughout the country, providing shelter to more than
59,000 victims of the violence. IOM managed ten of them, all of
which closed in the first quarter of 2012, after the IDPs opted to
return home following the restoration of security.

Meanwhile, IOM is today (27/7) providing transport to some 1,550
Liberian refugees, who have been living in Cote d’Ivoire
since the Liberian civil war. The war started in 1989 and lasted
for 14 years.

Two convoys will be leaving from Guiglo and Tabou transit
centres, located in the west and southwest of the country
respectively, near the border with Liberia.

For more information, please contact

David Coomber

IOM Cote d’Ivoire

Tel. +22522528200

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