Le HCR déclare officiellement la cessation du statut de réfugié ivoirien

Nicolas, 52, shows a sign of appreciation to his friends and neighbours before climbing into the truck to meet his family. “Some of our neighbors will stay here, and they tell me if I’m not scared of returning. But for me it’s a joy for us to have the opportunity to return.” 11,000 out of the 38,000 Ivorian refugees living in Liberia’s three refugee camps have expressed their willingness to return home immediately. ; Some 300,000 people fled the Ivorian post-electoral violence in November 2010; more than 240,000 of them fled to Liberia.

As peace has been restored in Côte d’Ivoire, the voluntary repatriation of Ivorian refugees started in late 2012 until the Ebola outbreak caused its suspension in July 2014.

11,000 out of the 38,000 Ivorian refugees living in Liberia’s three refugee camps have expressed their willingness to return home immediately.

Voluntary repatriation of Ivorian refugees was agreed upon during the last Technical Tripartite Commission held in Monrovia on 9 and 10 December 2015.