Ivorian Civil War
By Mariel Mancini, Andrew Nixon, and Emma Coltoff
FLOWCHART FROM ELECTION TO CAPTURE
IVORIAN REFUGEES IN OTHER COUNTRIES
Other Effects of War
- 3,000 dead
- 1 million displaced
- World Bank Aid up to 841.9 million
- Cocoa Production- The civil war combined with dry weather has caused a 71,000 metric shortage of cocoa beans from the Ivory Coast. As the supplier of over 30% of the world’s cocoa crop, this shortage will cause the price of cocoa beans to rise to the highest in 32 years.
- Guiglo Massacre: On March 22, 2011, pro-Gbagbo militias, backed by Liberian mercenaries, killed 37 West African immigrants in the town of Guiglo, which is near the Ivorian-Liberian border.
- Duekoue Massacre: On March 29, 2011, over 1,000 civilians in the town of Duekoue were massacred by rumored pro-Ouattara forces. The Human Rights Watch reported, “Human Rights Watch has also received credible reports of abuses committed when Ouattara's forces took control of several towns in western (Ivory Coast)… in an apparent case of collective punishment against alleged civilian supporters of Gbagbo.”
- Blolequin Massacre: On April 7, 2011, pro-Ouattara forces killed hundreds of civilians, raped over 20 more civilians, and burned 10 villages in the Ivorian region of Blolequin.
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