Assistance to the Ivorian Refugees in Ghana

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This operation has been modified as per Buget Revision 1 (see below).

Duration of project 6 months (August 2011 – January 2012). As a result of the political crisis in Cote d’Ivoire, more than 200,000 Ivorians have left the country and sought refuge in neighbouring countries. About 17,000 refugees have already  been registered in Ghana and most of them are in Western and Brong Ahafo regions. There are indications that the crisis in Cote d’Ivoire has been gradually resolved with the inauguration of a new President in May 2011. However, a recent Government of  Ghana/United Nations interagency assessment revealed that most of the refugees (98 percent of those interviewed) in Ghana were unwilling to return to Côte d’Ivoire due to political reasons. The United Nations country team is planning on the basis of 17,750 refugees remaining in Ghana over at least the next six months. 



Ghana is considered one of the more politically stable countries in West Africa. Its economy moderately improved in recent years with its GDP increasing from US$304 in 2002 to US$712 in 2008. At the national level, poverty was halved from 58 to 29 percent. However, Ghana is still a low-income food deficit country....