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Côte d’Ivoire: UN chief voices concern over worsening violence, urges restraint

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced deep concern over the deteriorating situation in Côte d’Ivoire, deploring recent clashes between rival groups as well as threats against the United Nations, including a call to impede the movement of peacekeepers.

Human rights situation in Côte d’Ivoire getting worse, says UN report

A new United Nations report highlights an ongoing pattern of human rights violations, including extrajudicial killings, abductions and excessive use of force, in Côte d’Ivoire since the November election and warns that the situation is only getting worse.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN mission deplores excessive use of force against demonstrators

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d’Ivoire today deplored the excessive use of force against demonstrators in the city of Abidjan and surrounding areas over the past couple of days, saying the violence had left dozens of people dead or wounded.

UN agency starts moving Ivorian refugees in Liberia to new camp

The United Nations refugee agency today began relocating Ivorians who fled the political turmoil and violence in their country away from the border area in Liberia to a newly established camp further west, aiming to move an estimated 15,000 people into the camp in the next couple of weeks.

On eve of African Union visit to Côte d’Ivoire, Ban calls for end to post-election crisis

With a high-level African Union (AU) panel due to visit Côte d'Ivoire soon to try to resolve the political crisis arising from former president Laurent Gbagbo’s refusal to step down despite his electoral defeat, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on all sides to fully cooperate.

Security Council extends deployment of extra troops in Côte d’Ivoire

The Security Council today decided to extend up to three months the temporary redeployment of United Nations peacekeeping units from Liberia to Côte d’Ivoire, which has been bedevilled by a political deadlock arising from presidential elections late last year.

As political deadlock continues, UN steps up aid to uprooted Ivorians

The United Nations refugee agency has begun setting up a new camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in western Côte d’Ivoire who fled their homes as a result of violence and uncertainty related to the current post-election political crisis in the West African country.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN troops prevent possible resumption of civil war, says envoy

United Nations peacekeepers in Côte d’Ivoire, where former president Laurent Gbagbo refuses to step down despite his electoral defeat, are crucial to preventing a possible resumption of civil war, and they will respond with force if attacked, the top UN envoy in the country said today.

Top UN refugee official urges end to Ivorian stalemate to ease humanitarian crisis

The head of the United Nations refugee agency warned today of a worsening humanitarian crisis in Côte d’Ivoire and called for an immediate end to the political stalemate, which has led tens of thousands to flee their homes amid violence and uncertainty.

UN agency stocking up aid to assist Côte d’Ivoire’s displaced

The United Nations refugee agency said today has begun delivering more supplies of relief aid to Côte d’Ivoire for distribution to tens of thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) who fled their homes due to tensions and violence related to last year’s presidential election.