Additional UN troops and helicopters to stay on in Côte d’Ivoire

The Security Council today extended the deployment of the additional 2,000 troops and the air assets it sent to reinforce the United Nations peacekeeping force in Côte d’Ivoire in the wake of the violence that erupted following last November’s elections.

Returning Ivorians lack food, shelter and medical care, UN aid agencies say

Many Ivorians returning to their home towns and villages in the wake of their country’s post-electoral crisis are in dire need of food, shelter and medical assistance, the United Nations humanitarian arm reported today.

ICC prosecutor seeks authorization to probe Côte d’Ivoire violence

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has requested authorization to open an investigation into war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed in Côte d’Ivoire following the presidential run-off held last November.

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.