Solo Town Refugee Camp

The Problem: The political instability in the Ivory Coast erupted in 2009, when the incumbent president refused to accept his defeat in a presidential election. As a result, violence spread throughout the country, and over 100,000 families were forced to flee their homes.

The Solution: With support from UNHCR, our team constructed a refugee camp just over the border in Solo Town, Liberia. This involved clearing trees and brush, leveling the ground, and the construction of shelter-tents and a number of large community buildings.

The Impact: 1,300 temporary shelters provided and 10 community buildings constructed.

Funder: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Duration: 2010