Côte d'Ivoire: Running out of food and water in Abidjan

Published on 06 April 2011

The news of a ceasefire in Côte d’Ivoire comes as a relief to Abiba, but her concern remains how to find infant formula for her four-week-old twins; she is not eating and drinking enough to produce breast milk, and shops have been closed for days amid fierce fighting in the main city, Abidjan.(..)WFP has suspended all operations in Abidjan due to the security situation, WFP spokesperson for West Africa Malek Triki told IRIN. “The agency reached some 4,000 displaced people in Abidjan in recent weeks and plans to continue distributions once the security situation stabilizes."

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