Since 2011, UNHCR has facilitated the voluntary return in safety and dignity of over 111,000 Ivorian refugees and about 200,000 returned spontaneously.
With ongoing crises in the Central African Republic (CAR), Mali and Nigeria, as well as increased insecurity in Burkina Faso, more than 7 million people are internally displaced across the region. In this challenging context, UNHCR will assume its tri-cluster leadership role, provide direct assistance to IDPs, ensure that protection is placed at the centre of the multi-stakeholder humanitarian response and that solutions are pursued in coordination with all partners, including key development actors. “The West and Central Africa region faces multiple humanitarian and development challenges. This has not stopped its governments and people from showing solidarity with nearly 5 million refugees and internally displaced people. To be sustainable, this solidarity needs to be supported by adequate funding.” Regional Bureau Director: Millicent Mutuli.
|Les autorités ivoiriennes ont plaidé pour l’invocation de la clause de cessation de statut de réfugié ivoirien, lors de la 70e session du Comité exécutif de l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR) qui se déroule actuellement à Genève. https://news.un.org/fr/story/2019/10/1053512|
|08 Oct 2019|
|76,342 persons arrived to Senegal from The Gambia between 1 and 22 January 2017. People have started to return to the Gambia on the week end of 21-22 January, after ex-President Jammeh left Banjul. Movement returns are ongoing.|
|24 Jan 2017|
|Senegal: Around 45,000 have fled political uncertainty in The Gambia http://www.unhcr.org/news/briefing/2017/1/5881deb74/senegal-around-45000-fled-political-uncertainty-gambia.html|
|20 Jan 2017|