During October, violent incidents took place in the towns of Issia, Guiglo and Bangolo in the West of the
country. These incidents resulted in the displacement of an estimated 450 people according to the Protection
Cluster. In the Lagunes region, there has been an upsurge of security incidents: several cases of armed
robbery, home intrusion and theft are reported to have been committed by armed men in the districts of
Anyama, Abobo and Yopougon, in Abidjan. This situation is reportedly due to the free circulation of firearms
and to escapee- prisoners since the post-electoral crisis.
On the political and economic front, a relative stability is being observed since the past few months.
Legislative elections are planned to hold on 11 December despite of the opposition's wish to have them
postponed. This relative stability has encouraged the return of several hundreds of thousands of Ivorians to
their habitual places of residence. Nevertheless, the humanitarian situation, described as “manageable” by
the Humanitarian Coordinator during his trip to Europe, remains fragile in the various sectors: Protection,
Education, Health, Food Safety, Water, Hygiene and Sanitation, etc. The displaced, returnees and
repatriated populations are still facing difficulties in accessing basic social services such as safe drinking
water, health and education.
The Coordination and Camp Management cluster and its partners have noted a considerable reduction of
the number of IDPs on sites during this month. The number of IDPs has decreased from 25,109 at the end of
September to 16,667 people on 25 October on the 35 sites in the country, i.e. 8,442 people less,
representing more than one-third of the total number at the end of September 2011.
The IDPs registered in host families and communities by the Protection Cluster are estimated at 169,486
people at the end of September. This figure remains unchanged because no additional verification has been
carried out over last...