Côte d'Ivoire: Quest for durable solutions continues as the electoral process moves forward

A paper on internal displacement in Côte d'Ivore. Côte d’Ivoire signed the African Union Convention on IDPs in November 2009, but had not ratified it by September 2010. National legislation for the protection of IDPs was also waiting to be signed. With the role of the Ministry of Solidarity and War Victims as the national focal point for IDPs being discontinued at the beginning of 2010, prospects for renewed attention to IDP issues were further compromised. At the same time, the international community has continued its shift from humanitarian to recovery and development programmes.