New fighting hampers UN efforts to aid thousands displaced in Côte d’Ivoire

Published on 16 March 2011

Insecurity and the resulting limited humanitarian access in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire’s largest city are compounding United Nations efforts to aid some of the 300,000 people displaced by fighting stemming from defeated president Laurent Gbagbo’s refusal to leave office. (..) The aid consists of non-food items such as blankets, mats, tents, mosquito nets and soap. In addition, the IDPs are receiving food provided by the UN World Food Programme (WFP), as well as medicine donated by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

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