Côte d’Ivoire has a long history of welcoming refugees and migrants and, despite past political tension, the country has kept its borders open to those seeking protection.

UNHCR’s work in Côte d’Ivoire focuses on humanitarian activities and strengthening protection for refugees, returnees and stateless people.

Besides helping voluntary repatriation, UNHCR emphasizes the protection of vulnerable refugees and the provision of shelter, livelihoods and documentation, as well the prevention of sexual and gender-based violence.

UNHCR, in partnership with the government of Cote d’Ivoire, is dedicated to protecting the rights of stateless people, as well as eradicating statelessness by 2024. 

(Updated March 2018)

For information about our work in Côte d'Ivoire:

  • For legislation, case law and UNHCR policy relating to claims for international protection, visit Refworld.

Contact Information

For information about our operation in Côte d'Ivoire, please contact us through our Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.