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Côte d’Ivoire: UN calls attention to unmet needs of conflict-affected communities

Thousands of people in southern, central and western Côte d’Ivoire remain in great need of humanitarian aid, United Nations officials in the country reported today, stressing that priority requirements include health care, education, water, shelter and protection of those affected by the recent post-election violence.

UN cites urgent need to boost humanitarian aid in aftermath of Ivorian crisis

The post-electoral crisis in Côte d’Ivoire may have ended but thousands of civilians are still suffering from the consequences of the four months of turmoil that engulfed the West African nation and require increased humanitarian assistance, the United Nations said today.

Côte d'Ivoire: UN peacekeepers begin clearing explosives after election conflict

The United Nations peacekeeping force in Côte d'Ivoire has begun clearing explosive devices that were left over by combatants during the bloody post-election violence that engulfed the West-African country following the runoff presidential poll last November.

Ongoing fighting in Côte d’Ivoire threatens efforts to restore peace, UN warns

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d’Ivoire today deplored the ongoing fighting in neighbourhoods of the commercial capital, Abidjan, warning that the clashes could threaten efforts to restore peace and security following the recent post-electoral crisis.

UN health team travels to western Côte d’Ivoire to review medical needs

A team of United Nations health experts have visited western Côte d’Ivoire in an effort to identify what needs to be done to improve access to health services, which were severely disrupted by the post-election conflict.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN rushes in agriculture aid as gradual calm begins to return

As calm gradually returns to Côte d’Ivoire after months of post-election violence, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today that it is rushing to assist farmers as they prepare to sow their rice and maize crops at the onset of the rainy season in the north and west of the country.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN steps up humanitarian aid to ease widespread suffering

United Nations agencies are stepping up their efforts to ease the suffering of civilians in Côte d’Ivoire who bore the brunt of the post-election crisis that was marked by ethnic tensions, human rights violations and the displacement of an estimated one million people.

Côte d’Ivoire stand-off over but humanitarian crisis continues, UN and partners warn

Although the political stand-off in Côte d’Ivoire ended earlier this week, the humanitarian crisis spawned by months of violence continues, United Nations agencies and their partners stressed today as they appeal for $160 million to scale up aid to affected populations inside the country.

Côte d’Ivoire: Security Council calls for formation of an all-inclusive Government

The Security Council today encouraged the President of Côte d’Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara, to form an all-inclusive, broad-based Government now that he is assuming his responsibilities as head of State following the surrender of his predecessor, who had until this week refused to cede power after his defeat in last year’s presidential poll.

Côte d’Ivoire: Ban warns against retribution towards Gbagbo’s supporters

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged Côte d’Ivoire’s President Alassane Ouattara to ensure that there is no retaliation against supporters of his predecessor Laurent Gbagbo, who surrendered yesterday after months of defying the outcome of the election he lost.