Posted by: africanpressorganization | 9 April 2010

Cote d’Ivoire / UNOCI escorts 107 ex-IDPs back to the Moyen Cavally region





Cote d’Ivoire / UNOCI escorts 107 ex-IDPs back to the Moyen Cavally region



ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, April 9, 2010/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Pakistani formed police unit and the UN Police on Wednesday, 7 April 2010, escorted a convoy of 107 war-displaced persons who returned to their villages in Moyen Cavally Region.


The convoy, organized by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), in collaboration with NGO CARITAS, was composed mainly of people from Zou District (526 km west of Abidjan), who had found refuge in Guiglo and Blolequin, 506 km and 575 km west of Abidjan respectively.


Before going back to their villages, the former displaced persons assembled at the public primary school in Guiglo 2, where they were given kitchen utensils and basic cleaning products.


UNHCR and CARITAS have been helping to facilitate the return of internally displaced persons since December 2009. This is the fourth convoy they have organized this year.



Mission of UN in Côte d’Ivoire


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