Vol. 4, Issue 3 (2017)
When the land issue undermines the humanitarian social cohesion actions in the Guemon and Cavally regions in Côte d'Ivoire
Author(s): Konan Jérôme Kouakou, Brahima Coulibaly, Kouadio Raphaël Oura, Kra Amenan Pélagie Théoua, Dimi Théodore Doudou
Abstract: Country whose economy is based on agriculture, Ivory Coast faces intercultural relations deterioration since more than two decades. They deteriorated especially since the post-electoral crisis caused interethnic conflicts, including in Guemon and Cavally areas where the confrontations were more violent and murderous. The need for attenuating the tensions led to the implication of several actors - including humanitarians - in social cohesion actions. But, after five years of activities, the results are mixed because one another's wills seem upset by the protagonists’ sensitivity about the land question.