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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.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN human rights team heads to alleged mass grave site

A United Nations human rights team is investigating the reported killing earlier this week of at least 40 people in the Yopougon district of Côte d’Ivoire’s commercial capital, Abidjan, and is due to visit an alleged mass grave there today, according to a spokesperson.

Humanitarian situation in Côte d’Ivoire remains alarming, warns UN agency

More than three weeks after the end of the post-electoral crisis in Côte d’Ivoire, the humanitarian situation in the country remains alarming for tens of thousands of civilians despite improved security, the United Nations refugee agency warned today.

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.