The November 2010 election in Côte d’Ivoire triggered violence that lead to the displacement of up to a million people. The western part of the country was particularly affected. Families were displaced both within Côte d’Ivoire and over the border in to neighbouring Liberia. Support for returnees by international organisations focused on rebuilding communities as well as houses. About 30 per cent of the 24,000 households whose houses had been damaged or destroyed were targeted by the coordinated interagency response. About one third of those assisted were in spontaneous sites. Organisations supported only the most vulnerable households, assuming that most households had the capacity to rebuild on their own.