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.

Ex-leader of Côte d'Ivoire surrenders as UN pledges to help restore rule of law

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d'Ivoire today confirmed the surrender of the country's former president Laurent Gbagbo to forces loyal to President Alassane Ouattara, as Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pledged that the UN will help the West African country restore the rule of law after weeks of fighting and human rights abuses.

UN forces begin operation in Ivorian city in response to attack by pro-Gbagbo forces

United Nations peacekeepers in Côte d'Ivoire launched a military operation late today against the forces supporting the former president Laurent Gbagbo after they continued to mount attacks against the UN, the country's elected Government and civilians in the city of Abidjan.

UN human rights team finds over 100 bodies over past day in Côte d’Ivoire

The United Nations human rights office said today that its investigators have found more than 100 bodies over the past 24 hours in three different towns in strife-torn Côte d’Ivoire, with some of them appearing to be ethnic killings.

Top UN relief official sounds alarm after ‘deeply troubling’ visit to Côte d’Ivoire

The United Nations relief chief sounded the alarm today about the humanitarian situation inside Côte d’Ivoire, saying emergency aid is needed now to help hundreds of thousands of civilians caught up in the deadly violence that has engulfed the West African country.

Côte d’Ivoire: International Criminal Court may initiate probe into alleged crimes

The office of the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) today said it may open investigations into the “widespread and systematic” killings in Côte d’Ivoire, including the reported mass murder of civilians, saying it is gathering information on alleged crimes by all parties to the conflict.

Pro-Gbagbo forces in Côte d’Ivoire inform UN of their intention to stop fighting

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d’Ivoire reported today that it has received telephone calls from the heads of forces loyal to former leader Laurent Gbagbo stating that their soldiers have been instructed to stop fighting and hand in their weapons to the UN.