Côte d’Ivoire: UN agency seeks $20 million to assist those affected by crisis

Published on 07 January 2010

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is seeking over $20 million to enable the agency to respond to the humanitarian needs of people in Côte d’Ivoire and five neighbouring countries over the next three months. (..) The UN World Food Programme (WFP), meanwhile, reported that it has airlifted five metric tons of high energy biscuits into Liberia for distribution in the border area, enough to feed 7,000 refugees for three days. WFP spokesperson Emilia Casella said the agency will work with UNHCR to set up an emergency relief operation to assist 18,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Côte d’Ivoire and 15,000 refugees in Liberia for 45 days.

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