UN allocates over $10 million for relief efforts in Côte d'Ivoire

$10.4 million has been allocated by the United Nations to meet urgent humanitarian needs in Côte d'Ivoire.

The West African country is facing an ongoing political and humanitarian crisis as the incumbent president Laurent Gbagbo refuses to step down after losing elections. Charles Appel reports.

The money from the UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund will be used to help provide health care, non-food items, food, water and sanitation, and educational support.

The UN humanitarian agency (OCHA) says that while the humanitarian response has focused on displacements of people in the west, the crisis is having far reaching consequences throughout the country.

OCHA warns that the health of thousands of people are in danger as a result of a shortage of essential medicines.

Charles Appel, United Nations.

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