4 July 2011
Four months after civil war broke out in the Ivory Coast, many displaced families remain far from home, either unable to return to their villages or too worried to do so. Some of them - including many traumatised women and children - are living in encampments outside Abidjan, where they are being supported by WFP food assistance.
12 April 2011
WFP is ramping up efforts to assist people displaced by violence in Cote d’Ivoire with a series of airlifts that will help feed over 75,000 people around the country. Meanwhile, a logistically challenging operation is underway to feed some 150,000 refugees in remote areas of neighboring Liberia.
11 April 2011
Graan Jaff is the chief of WFP operations in the western Côte d’Ivoire town. For the past few months, he’s been at the middle of the country’s upheaval, working to get food to the people who need it. Jaff, who's based in the western town of Man, says that tens of thousands of people on the run are hungry and scared, and that reaching them with help is no easy job.
4 April 2011
When fighting broke out in Cote d’Ivoire last December, Zeh Apoline—an elderly fruit vendor who lost her husband and three children during Cote d’Ivoire’s 2002 Civil War—wasted no time in fleeing across the border into Liberia. She’s now recovering from the trip, which left her sick and exhausted, with the help of regular, nutritious meals.
4 April 2011
Tia Paul’s family of 12 depend on the cocoa and coffee farm that he left behind in November when fighting broke out across Cote d’Ivoire. Though lucky enough to have relatives in Liberia to stay with, he says he’s worried what could happen to his farm while he’s away.
4 April 2011
Foan Theolile never imagined that a simple infection could cost her son his leg. Then fighting broke out across Cote d’Ivoire and, unable to find a doctor, they were forced to seek help in Liberia. Though too late to save his leg, at least now they have a safe place to wait out the conflict and food to eat while her son recovers.
31 March 2011
As political tensions continue to escalate in the Côte d'Ivoire, WFP has launched an emergency food operation in two countries to assist some 150,000 refugees who have the crossed the border into Liberia in addition to over 125,000 people displaced within Côte d'Ivoire itself.
10 March 2011
WFP is scaling up operations to provide food to growing numbers of people fleeing violence in the West African country of Côte d’Ivoire. “The number of refugees and displaced people is reaching worrying proportions and with violence continuing in Cote d’Ivoire it can only get worse,” says WFP’s Regional Director Thomas Yanga.
9 February 2011
When fighting broke out in Cote d’Ivoire after contested presidential elections, Nadine, a pregnant mother of three, fled to Liberia. But her husband stayed behind to protect their home. She hasn’t heard from him since. As she waits for news and a signal they can return home, Nadine and her kids are getting by on food aid.
19 January 2011
As political unrest spread across Cote d’Ivoire after the contested presidential election, Roger, 45, and his family fled to Liberia with their life savings of US $50.00. Though the money soon ran out, WFP is making sure that they don’t go hungry while they wait for tensions to ease at home so that they can return.
- UN launches phone-based scheme to help poor Ivorians buy food Source: UN News Centre
- Giving Children a Chance in Post-Conflict Ivory Coast Source: Blogcritics
- LIBERIA-COTE D'IVOIRE: Refugees look for long-term solutions Source: IRIN
- Cote d'Ivoire: Tens of Thousands Remain Displaced in Western Côte d'Ivoire Despite End of Political Crisis Source: All Africa
- LIBERIA-COTE D’IVOIRE: Hope, hardship and hospitality Source: IRIN