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Ongoing insecurity preventing return of displaced civilians in Côte d’Ivoire – UN

At least 300,000 civilians are still displaced in Côte d’Ivoire two months after the end of the post-election crisis, the United Nations refugee agency reported today, adding that ongoing insecurity in some areas is preventing their return.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN-appointed probe finds serious rights abuses after elections

Serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law were committed following last November’s presidential election in Côte d’Ivoire, according to investigators tasked by the United Nations Human Rights Council with probing alleged abuses.

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.