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UN Security Council concerned about 'armed elements' in Côte d'Ivoire

The United Nations Security Council today expressed grave concern over the attempts of "armed elements" to cross the ceasefire line in Côte d'Ivoire separating the government-held south from the rebel-held north and west and it commended West African and French peacekeeping forces for turning them back.

Tensions rising in Côte d'Ivoire, UN relief official says

United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator Jan Egeland expressed concern today about the rising tensions in Côte d'Ivoire and the impact of possible renewed civil conflict on civilians there.

Assessment mission will go to Côte d'Ivoire, Annan says

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, saying that Côte d'Ivoire could slip back into conflict, told the Security Council today that he would soon send an assessment mission to that country so that he can prepare recommendations for improving the work of the UN's peacekeeping mission (MINUCI) there.

UN agencies warn Côte d'Ivoire is struggling to cope

The humanitarian needs of the people of Côte d'Ivoire are outstripping the ability of aid organizations to respond, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) warned today.

Security Council sees possible reinforcement of UN presence in Côte d’Ivoire

Noting that the situation in Côte d’Ivoire “continues to constitute a threat to international peace and security in the region,” the Security Council today unanimously extended the United Nations mission in the West African country for three months and envisaged a possible boosting of the UN presence there.