Demand for peacekeepers on the rise, says outgoing Chief

Alain Le Roy in Duekoue, 485 km west of Abidjan

Demand for United Nations-led peacekeeping operations is likely to continue over the next five years, the outgoing head of UN peacekeeping has said.  More than 120,000 peacekeepers are spread across 15 operations worldwide, ranging from Haiti and Kosovo to Timor-Leste and South Sudan. Le Roy gave Ari Gaitanis a glimpse of what it was like being at the helm of peacekeeping operations for three years.  He began by reminiscing about the Democratic Republic of Congo, his first crisis.

Cholera resurfaces in Chad

Man spraying people

Chad's growing cholera problem has raised the concern of humanitarian workers on the ground. Cholera outbreaks in the country usually appear during the rainy season but the disease has persisted throughout the dry season as well. Climate experts believe that extreme weather conditions have changed the ecology of the virus, causing it to multiply and spread rapidly. Jocelyne Sambira reports.

Ivorian refugee children get back to school

Student solves a problem on the blackboard

Thousands of refugees who fled violence in Cote d’Ivoire are still being cared for by Liberian families in impoverished villages situated along the border.

Hundreds of thousands of Ivorians were forced to flee their homes following the violence which was caused by disputed presidential elections in November last year

Many are young children and as Daniel Dickinson reports, aid agencies are trying to make sure they do not miss out on their schooling.

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