Ivorian refugees fear violence at home

Thousands are at risk as the United Nations struggles to look after civilians fleeing ongoing violence.

    Continued violence in Ivory Coast has sent thousands of refugees to seek safety in neighbouring countries.

    There are over 18,000 refugees in Ghana and many say the bloodshed has taken everything from them so they see little point in returning home.

    While refugee camps offer some safety and security, the United Nations may not be able to help them for much longer.

    It says the status of its misssion has been downgraded and are $70 million short of what is needed to look after the thousands in exile.

    Al Jazeera's Caroline Malone reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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