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UN resumes repatriation of Liberian refugees from Côte d’Ivoire

The United Nations refugee agency said today it has resumed the repatriation of Liberian refugees who had been stranded in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, during the recent post-election violence there.

Death toll in Ivorian post-election violence surpassed 1,000 – UN

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) reported today that post-election violence that began last December had killed more than 1,000 people in the western part of the country before it came to an end last month.

Clashes in south-western Côte d’Ivoire hamper UN humanitarian efforts

Armed clashes in south-western Côte d’Ivoire have displaced thousands of women and children, halted a vital polio immunization campaign, and are threatening other forms of life-saving assistance, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported today.

Côte d'Ivoire: Ban pledges continued UN support for Ivorians emerging from conflict

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today commiserated with residents of an internally displaced persons' (IDP) camp in a suburb of Côte d'Ivoire's commercial capital, Abidjan, pledging that the United Nations will stand with them as they endeavour to rebuild their lives and restore stability in their country.

Côte d'Ivoire: UN chief attends inauguration of President Alassane Ouattara

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon today attended the inauguration of Côte d'Ivoire's President Alassane Ouattara in the country's political capital, Yamoussoukro, during which the new leader reiterated his commitment to promoting reconciliation, dialogue and peace following the recent post-election violence.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN peacekeepers receive arms collected in Abidjan after political crisis

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) today announced that it has received crates of weapons and ammunition collected by French Licorne forces during patrols in the country’s commercial capital, Abidjan, in the days after the end of the post-election crisis in the West African country.

Tensions and insecurity persist in western Côte d’Ivoire, UN reports

Security in Côte d’Ivoire’s biggest city, Abidjan, is improving and commercial activities such as retail trade and banking are resuming, but tensions remain high in other parts of the country, notably the west, where outbreaks of violence have been recorded, the United Nations reported today.

As Ivorian pupils return to school, UN report finds critical equipment shortages

While the overwhelming majority of Ivorian children in the country’s central, northern and western regions have returned to classes after the country’s post-election crisis, the majority of recently re-opened schools lack critical equipment and facilities, according to a United Nations report released today.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN appeal for aid falls far short of needed funds

Less than a quarter of the money sought by United Nations agencies in their appeal to deal with the aftermath of the post-electoral crisis in Côte d’Ivoire have been received so far, with the UN calling on donors to provide an urgent injection of funds.

UN human rights staff discover mass graves in Ivorian city

United Nations human rights workers have found the bodies of nearly 70 people, apparently the victims of a militia backing the former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo, in a series of graves in a suburb of Côte d’Ivoire’s biggest city, Abidjan.