게시글 상세

뉴스코트디부아르의 난민들이 집으로 다시 돌아옵니다

2011.01.01

UNICEF Reports on Displaced Families Returning to Their Homes as Conflict Recedes in Cote D'Ivoire
Asset Duration: 03 min 01 secs
Shoot City: Niambly
Shoot Country: Ivory Coast
Shoot Date: 30 Apr 2011


During the post-election violence that hit Cote d'Ivoire in the last 6 months 165, 000 Ivoirians fled to Liberia for shelter Today, many have started to come back to their country.


Reine and her sister in law Deborah just came back from Liberia where they fled four months ago.


It's the second time they crossed the border, to bring their belongings back home.


SOUNDBITE (French) Reine Kpea Zehe, Mother:
"The Liberians were kind enough to give us a home and we were safe there, but the conditions we really difficult. We have tried to come back several times but now is the right moment. Our brothers told us we could come back."


When she first came back to her village Reine discovered her house and all the village had been completely looted SOUNDBITE (French) Reine Kpea Zehe,Mother:


"They took everything, my mattress, my son's clothes, and in the kitchen they took all my rice…"


Even the granary has been emptied leaving the villagers with very little food But still, Reine can't hide her joy to be back home.


SOUNDBITE (French) Reine Kpea Zehe, Mother:
"I feel good, even though we have nothing to eat, I feel at ease. I live the way I lived before. It's all good now."


Reine's house hasn't suffered much from the recent clashes but not everyone had this chance During the recent skirmishes in western Cote d'Ivoire, many villages were destroyed and many houses burnt down The village of Koaro, a couple miles from the Liberian border was still completely deserted a few days ago Now, half of the 1000 residents have come back Among them, Rose Van was 8 months pregnant when she fled to Liberia.


She had to give birth in the Liberian camp, in very harsh conditions


SOUNDBITE (Yacouba) Rose Van,Mother:
"After I gave birth, I received no care. My child hasn't received any vaccination so far, she has no name, and no official papers in Cote d'Ivoire."


Because of the tense situation in the country, children in the village haven't lived a normal life for months.


Achille is 12 years old. He hasn't gone to school since last Christmas.


SOUNDBITE (French) Achille Pihigomeca, 12 years old:
"I had my bicycle here, and my schoolbooks and my bag but they stole everything."


Achille's wish is now to have a new bike and books to go back to school.
So far, only half of the 800 000 children who were forced out of school have been able to go back to class.