Since 2011, some 290,000 Ivoirian refugees living in West Africa voluntarily returned to Côte d’Ivoire. A UNHCR survey conducted in the region shows that 60% of remaining Ivorian refugees intend to repatriate. 30% are still undecided, 10% have chosen to stay in their host country
According to data available to UNHCR, there are currently approximately 91,000 Ivorian refugees and asylum seekers around the world. Some 51,000 live in West Africa – with 33,000 in Liberia alone — and a further 22,000 in Europe
“In light of the fundamental and durable changes in Côte d’Ivoire, I am pleased to recommend a general cessation of refugee status for Ivorian refugees to take effect on 30 June 2022,” @FilippoGrandi #ExCom72
UNHCR recommends that States hosting Ivorian refugees end their refugee status and facilitate their voluntary repatriation, reintegration, or acquisition of permanent residency or naturalization for those wishing to remain in host countries https://t.co/lGeN2K4VIe @refugees
@FilippoGrandi is greatly encouraged by the exemplary leadership shown by the governments of South Sudan and Sudan in steering the collective pursuit of solutions to help millions of refugees and IDPs in the two countries and to find long-term solutions
IGAD, UNHCR, Member states, and other stakeholders came together at an event on the margins of the 72nd Annual Session of #ExCom to advance discussions and articulate a common vision for investing in solutions for the forcibly displaced across the two countries and the region.
High Commissioner @FilippoGrandi welcomes progress made by the governments of Sudan and South Sudan to find long-term solutions for 7 million refugees and internally displaced people in and from both countries https://t.co/c6n76vJ3wt @refugees @UNHCRinSudan @UNHCRSouthSudan