Insecurity in Côte d'Ivoire complicates aid delivery

In Bahé Village, a girl walks past United Nations peacekeepers patrolling the area after armed men reportedly threatened civilians.

The unpredictable security situation in western Côte d'Ivoire and capital, Abidjan, is hampering the delivery of humanitarian assistance and discouraging many people from returning home.

OCHA reports that the internally displaced are hesitant to head home due to insecurity, intimidation and the uncertainty of receiving assistance.

Half a million people remain displaced by the violence that followed the presidential polls held in late 2010.

To bolster security in the affected areas, the United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire is planning to deploy military personnel, the agency adds.

Eight military camps are planned for the Ivorian-Liberian border.

Meanwhile, funding for the Ivorian crisis remains dangerously low despite receiving $6 million dollars in emergency funds.

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