Humanitarian appeal for Côte d’Ivoire brings in ‘just over 0 per cent,’ UN says

8 April 2005

An international appeal for humanitarian assistance of over $39 million for Côte d’Ivoire has brought in “just over 0 per cent,” while a general appeal for all emergencies, except the Indian Ocean tsunami, has garnered less than 10 per cent of what was hoped for, the United Nations said today.

In response to the Côte d’Ivoire appeal for $39.3 million, the Netherlands alone pledged $181,000, “or about 0.05 per cent,” the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said.

OCHA has received $168 million of the $1.7 billion requested for emergencies outside of last December’s tsunami in the Indian Ocean. A donors’ conference for Sudan will take place next week in Norway.

Gathering less than 5 per cent of what was needed were Burundi, the Central African Republic, Chad, the Russian Federation for Chechnya, Côte d’Ivoire, Eritrea, Guinea, the Republic of Congo, Somalia and the West African region.


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