France gives 2.5 million euros towards Ivory Coast refugee crisis

Published on 01 April 2011

France on Thursday pledged 2.5 million euros (3.5 million dollars) in humanitarian aid to people displaced by the violence in Ivory Coast. The foreign ministry said 1.5 million euros would go towards the United Nations World Food Programme, to help feed people who fled the fighting to other parts of the country or into neighbouring Liberia.

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