While the political stalemate in Ivory Coast continues between incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo and internationally recognized victor, Alassane Ouattara, Mr. Outtara’s newly appointed Ambassador to the United Nations (UN), Youssoufou Bamba, has spoken out against “massive violation of human rights.” The UN has reported that close to 200 people have died as a result of the disputed elections and prompted speculation of a impending renewal of civil war. The UN Office of High Commissioner for Refugees has also reported that 15,120 Ivorian refugees have fled into eastern Liberia. While there are close to ten thousand UN peacekeepers in the country, their movements have been severely restricted by Mr. Gbagbo making it impossible to investigate the human rights abuses. However there have also been reports of houses are being marked by ethnicity giving credibility to Mr. Bamba’s allegations that the country is on the “brink of genocide.” The regional bloc Ecowas has tried negotiating a solution between the two opponents without luck. In midst of this continued uncertainty, the international community needs to react before the tense situation explores into widespread violence, regardless of whether its ethnically or politically motivated.